Charlottetown Police Services said Tuesday that a 16-year-old teenage female missing from her city home the past 10 days has been located in Halifax.

City police said it is believed that Miranda Catherine McCann ran away from her Charlottetown home July 15. Halifax Regional Police located her at noon Tuesday at a woman’s shelter in the N.S. capital and contacted Charlottetown police to confirm her whereabouts.

McCann was aware that her family was looking for her and she contacted them Tuesday to say she was safe but was going to remain in Halifax.