Congressman: Autistic Marlboro teen Michael Karwan found safe in Ohio

    Michael Karwan, the autistic Marlboro 19-year-old who left his home more than week ago after an argument with his parents, was found safe in Ohio Tuesday evening, a congressman said. 

    “Michael Karwan has been found safe in Cleveland and will soon reunite with family!” tweeted U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY), a family friend who was helping with search efforts. “It’s a Thanksgiving blessing!”

    Police found Karwan in a hotel after he attempted to check in Tuesday night, the congressman’s office said. A hotel staffer called police after determining that Karwan was missing from home. 

    Details surrounding his journey to Ohio were not immediately available. 

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    Karwan was first spotted in Freehold shortly after his disappearance, eventually ending up at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan, where he asked for directions and accidentally boarded a bus for Marlboro, NY. 

    Concerned citizens searched for Karwan in Manhattan, New Jersey, and upstate New York.  

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