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7-year-old girl runs away after she says her mom grounded her; police return her safely

Posted at 6:30 AM, Oct 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-05 10:00:01-04

A young girl in the Town of Niagara, New York is now home safe, after she ran away from home Wednesday night.

Police say this all happened because the seven-year-old's mother grounded her.

The Town of Niagara Police Department tells WKBW the girl slipped out of her home around 8:45 p.m. local time, without her mother noticing.

Because of stormy weather that night, police called in several other departments, including the Niagara County Sheriff's Office, Town of Niagara Fire Department and Mercy EMS to help in the search.

They spotted her near another home in the neighborhood around 11 p.m., and returned her home.

The police chief says Mercy Flight medics cleared her to return home, and that he had a long chat with the girl and her parents about the incident.

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