Kareem Granton (pictured) hadn’t been seen since he left his friend’s apartment in their Brownsville building last Wednesday, after they’d been playing video games that afternoon.
A Good Samaritan saw Granton on a downtown 4 train entering the Union Square subway station around 7 a.m. Monday. She then notified a nearby NYPD officer.
“He went over and actually got the kid right before the train left,” a source claimed. “The kid was very happy to see the dog. [The officer] took the kid upstairs, he spoke to the kid. He took him to McDonald’s.”
Granton told police his identity before they called his parents to the station, which has an NYPD Transit Bureau. He said he’d been riding the subways by himself.
Officers later took Granton to Brooklyn. There, investigators from the department’s Special Victims Unit interviewed him. Details as to how or why he disappeared remain unclear at the time.