Police, family ask for help in search for missing Chinatown teen

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Thursday, April 2, 2015
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CHINATOWN (WABC) -- Police are looking for a Manhattan teenager who has been missing for nearly a week, and they are hoping the public can help locate him.

Fourteen-year-old Alexander Lin, who lives with his family on Hester Street in Chinatown, was last seen on Friday night after authorities say he got into a fight with his mother. When she woke up Saturday morning, he was gone.

He has no runaway history and no medical issues.

His older brother Benjamin posted a message on his Facebook page asking for help in the search.

Lin is 5-foot-8 and weighs 115 pounds with a thin build, brown eyes, black hair and black frame glasses. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a blue hooded sweatshirt with green and gray Nike sneakers.

Anyone with information in regards to this missing is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.