French officials searching for Miami-Dade teen who ran away while in Paris

Tariq Aleem Shabazz Jr., 17, attends Coral Reef High School

By Tim Swift - Digital Editor

PARIS - Authorities in France are searching for a Miami-Dade County teenager who has not been seen since Wednesday.

Family members said Tariq Aleem Shabazz Jr., 17, left his hotel room in Paris late Wednesday and did not return. Shabazz and his family were in the French capital for vacation. Shabazz is a student at Coral Reef High School in Miami-Dade County.

Shabazz's parents are working with French authorities and U.S. Embassy officials.

"It’s definitely out of character for him to pack up clothes, take some items, leave a note saying basically, you known, ‘I’m sorry, I love everyone.’ That’s like so out of what you would think he would do,” Sharazz’s father said.

Sharazz's parents said French authorities received a tip late Saturday that the teen was spotted in a city north of Paris.

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