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Charles ‘Soji’ Thomas, Missing From Logan Square Since Sept. 5, Found Safe, Police Say

Thomas' disappearance shook his family and friends. The 23-year-old suffers from bipolar disorder.

Charles "Soji" Thomas has been found safe after going missing from Logan Square Sept. 5.
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LOGAN SQUARE — Charles “Soji” Thomas, 23, has been found safe after going missing from Logan Square Sept. 5, police said in a Thursday alert.

Thomas, a former University of Chicago student, suffers from bipolar disorder. Last year, he was having a psychiatric episode when he was shot by a campus police officer.

The shooting sparked protests at the school with outraged students saying officers could’ve restrained Thomas without shooting him.

Thomas was charged with eight felonies after the shooting: three counts of aggravated assault on a police officer and five counts of property damage, according to reports.

When Thomas went missing in early September, friends and family members rallied to find him. Thomas’ missing person flyer was shared widely on social media.

It’s unclear where Thomas was found. Thomas’ mother, Kathy, didn’t immediately return a message seeking comment Friday afternoon.

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