Howard County police are asking for the public’s help to locate an 18-year-old who ran away overnight and may have critical safety risks, according to his family’s report.

Malachi Rogers, of Knighthood Lane in Columbia, was last seen on foot in the area of Merriweather Drive at Symphony Woods Road at approximately 1:40 a.m. today.

Rogers has no known access to a cell phone or vehicle. Officers have checked with friends and visited areas he may frequent, but have not been able to locate him.

Rogers is described as a black male, 5 feet, 9 inches tall, approximately 146 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair. A clothing description is not available.

Anyone with information should call 911.

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Scott E