Good Samaritan Alana Joseph speaks with News 12 about finding missing 11-year-old Kareem Granton

Alana Joseph says she recognized Kareem Granton on the train after seeing a recent newscast on News 12 Brooklyn. (3/10/14)

BROOKLYN - News 12 spoke with the woman who recognized a missing 11-year-old on the No. 4 train Monday morning and helped reunite him with his family.

Alana Joseph says she recognized Kareem Granton on the train after seeing a recent newscast on News 12 Brooklyn.

She says she snapped a picture of the boy and alerted the conductor, who held the train until she could find a police officer. Joseph found officer Dennis Grimm and his K-9, who took Granton off the train and began to ask him questions.

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Grimm says Granton told him that he had been separated from his friend and he could not find his way back home. He had been missing since last Wednesday.

At a news conference, the boy thanked Joseph for finding him.

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