Sheriff’s detectives will leave the scolding to parents after the 10-year-old Redmond-area girl was found safe in downtown Seattle.

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A 10-year-old Redmond-area girl was found safe and sound in Seattle about five hours after she was reported missing by her father on Monday afternoon.

The girl walked into a business near Eighth Avenue and Olive Street in downtown Seattle around 9:20 p.m. and employees recognized her as a child who had been reported missing, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.

It appears the child had boarded a bus near her home, according to sheriff’s spokesman Stan Seo, who said investigators determined there were no problems or conflicts in the child’s family and that she had taken the bus on her own.

Whatever consequences the child faces will be left to her parents, he said.

“There will probably be a conversation between the parents and the child now about safety,” Seo said.

After Seattle police responded to the business where the girl was located, she was evaluated and found to be unharmed, Seo said.

“Detectives, deputies (and) search-and-rescue personnel believe this 10-year-old was very lucky and are relieved we did not have a tragic ending to this dangerous situation,” Seo said in a statement.