☑️ Damien Thompson left his Hazlet home Saturday night

☑️ The 14-year-old called his mom and said he was in New York City

☑️ He was later found safe in Jacksonville, Florida

HAZLET — A 14-year-old who ran away from his home Saturday was found safe in Florida and then went missing again, according to officials.

Damien Thompson left his home on Liberty Place in Hazlet around 7:30 p.m., according to Hazlet police. He called his mother Sunday and said he was in New York City. Hazlet police updated their Facebook post about his disappearance Wednesday morning with a message that he had been found safe and in good health but did not disclose any details about where he was found.

Several hours later police reported that Thompson was located by the Jacksonville, Florida Sheriff's Office and taken to a facility called the Youth Crisis Facility to await arrangements for his return to New Jersey. Hazlet police did not disclose how Thompson got to Florida.

The Sheriff's Office reported he escaped the facility and was missing once again.

Damien Thompson
Damien Thompson (Hazlet police)

Where is Damien Thompson?

Thompson was last seen wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt with white skeletons and dark color cargo pants. He may also be wearing a black ski mask.

Police asked anyone with any information on Thompson's location to contact them at 732-264-6565 or the Jacksonville Sheriff's Department at 904-630-0500.

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