UPDATE (December 16, 2017 5:09 p.m.):

Malachi Mitchell has returned home safe. Thank you to all who shared his information in the effort to locate him.

Original Release (December 16, 2017 12:55 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police are asking for the public's assistance in locating a 14-year-old boy from Dundalk.

Malachi Mitchell is approximately 5'07", 189 pounds, with short black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a gray "Hollister" t-shirt and gray sweatpants.

Malachi was last seen at his home in the 100 block of Anjeu Reuss Court of the Day Village Townhomes neighborhood around 4 p.m. Friday afternoon. He left home without permission when his mother fell asleep and has not returned, which is unusual behavior for Malachi.

Anyone who may have seen Malachi or has any information on his whereabouts is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020 or call the Dundalk Precinct at 410-887-7320.