Runaway N.J. Teen Who Caused Twitter Stir Found Safe

The runaway 16-year-old New Jersey girl who set off a Twitter firestorm after she falsely indicated an intruder was in her home and then disappeared has been found safe, police say. Troopers found Kara Alongi walking along the New Jersey Turnpike Tuesday afternoon. The Clark, N.J., teenager was taken to a hospital in South Jersey for an evaluation, according to protocol. Her family was notified and they were reunited at the hospital Tuesday evening. Alongi was released after undergoing additional evaluations at a different hospital and returned home. Clark police say their investigation is ongoing and detectives will attempt to track Alongi's whereabouts over the last 48 hours. Alongi gained thousands of followers after asking people on Twitter to call 911 Sunday because an intruder was in her home and then vanishing. People re-tweeted her message and #helpfindkara trended on the social network. Investigators later said it appeared Alongi had voluntarily called a taxi company and gotten a ride to the Rahway train station, which police say was confirmed by a surveillance photo.

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