NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police issued an alert early Thursday seeking help in locating a girl who was reported missing.

Alma Garcia, 14, was found before 8:30 a.m. Thursday, after last seen about 7 a.m. Wednesday in the area of Sanford Street and Commercial Avenue.

The girl’s mother had found self-inflicted cuts on the youth’s left arm, and the words “Help me” cut into the same arm, police said.

They said the girl argued with her mother and threatened to leave home.