Missing Brooklyn boy rode subway for days

Missing Brooklyn boy rode subway for days

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - An 11-year-old boy from East New York, Brooklyn was found safe on Monday. Kareem Granton disappeared on Wednesday. He was found riding the subway, hungry and disheveled, according to police.

The boy- who lives at 400 Williams Ave.- was originally believed to have not left the building. Granton had last been seen at 4 p.m. when he went to visit a neighbor, but never returned home. 

On Monday, a subway rider spotted the boy and alerted a K-9 officer at the Union Square subway station. 

The officer and his dog boarded the train and took the boy to a McDonald's for breakfast while police notified the child's mother, reported the Associated Press.

According to a spokesperson for the family, the boy ran away because he didn't want to do chores. He spent nights on the train and ate a Chuck E. Cheese.

Desperate family members held a rally with members of their East New York neighborhood on Sunday to draw attention to the boy's disappearance.

The building where the boy lives does not have security cameras.
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