Friday Morning 12/1/17 UPDATE: The teen was found late Thursday night safe and brought to the hospital for crisis evaluation.

HOWELL TOWNSHIP - A search is underway in the township's Ramtown section for an 18-year-old that police describe as "despondent," and possibly suicidal, based on comments attributed to him.


The command center they've organized includes local police and a K9 team from the Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, along with a New Jersey State Police helicopter, which will likely hover close to the ground in various areas..

The only description provided refers to his attire, a brown Carhartt jacket and a camouflage-type hat. Police also said that he carried "some type of box" in his hand.

Police urge residents and friends to avoid joining the search, but to call 911 if anyone spots him.

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