NEW YORK (AP) – Authorities say a 5-year-old boy slipped onto a New York City subway alone and rode for 34 stops before anyone intercepted him.

Samuel Sosa has been reunited with his mother, unharmed, after his transit odyssey Monday.

Griselda Sosa says her son got away from her around 7:40 a.m. while she got coffee near the elevated Marble Hill/225th Street station on the No. 1 line in the Bronx. The boy apparently sprinted up the station’s stairs, squeezed under a turnstile and got on a southbound train before she could stop him.

Police quickly put out an alert, but Sammy made it all the way to the South Ferry stop at the southern tip of Manhattan before transit workers spotted him around 8:40 a.m.

His mother calls authorities’ response “good and fast.”

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