LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A teenager who went missing in Louisville earlier this week has been found. 

Louisville Metro Police issued an Operation Return Home for 17-year-old Matthew J. Pawlak on Tuesday.

At the time, police said Pawlak might be in danger. He had gone missing from his home near Hurstbourne Parkway and La Grange Road before dawn on Monday. 

LMPD does not say where he was found -- only that he is safe. 

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