Missing teen found

A missing Northern California teen was found in Costa Mesa with a gun in his waistband and a samurai sword in his car, police said Thursday.

Costa Mesa police received a call at 6:07 p.m. Tuesday from a 17-year-old boy's father, who said his troubled son may be headed from Elk Grove to see someone he knew in Costa Mesa, according to police.

Costa Mesa police and Huntington Beach police using a helicopter searched for about two hours before finding the boy, who was tracked through his cell phone to an area a couple of blocks from Wake Forest Road and College Avenue.

Police said the boy had a revolver on him and discovered the sword nearby in his parked Ford Mustang.

The teenager was taken to an area hospital for evaluation.

— Lauren Williams

Twitter: @lawilliams30

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