A college student from northern New Jersey reported missing by her family was found unharmed Wednesday at the train station in Trenton with her ex-boyfriend. Police said she was not being held against her will, but he was arrested on a charge he had violated a restraining order she had earlier obtained against him.
Shamyra Rojas, 20, of Nutley, had been reported missing since late Monday, having last been seen at the parking deck of the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, where her car was found with personal belongings inside.
Using cellphone signals to track them, police said they found Rojas and her ex-boyfriend, 18-year-old Ahmed Hassan Dar of Jersey City, coming off a Northeast Corridor train in Trenton.
New Jersey Transit police Capt. Ed Iandoli said Rojas showed no sign of distress and declined to give a statement, but expressed concern for her ex-boyfriend. He said she wanted to leave and took a train on her own back to North Jersey.
Dar was arrested on a charge of contempt of court for allegedly violating a temporary restraining order the young woman had earlier obtained against him, police said.
He was being returned late Wednesday to Nutley to face charges of aggravated assault and weapons possession stemming from an unrelated incident, said police, who did not have information about that incident.
Police said they did not know if he had yet retained an attorney.
Rojas' relatives told NBC 4 New York Tuesday that she had filed a restraining order against Dar after he allegedly attacked one of her friends with a baseball bat, in an incident they said was caught on their surveillance camera.
The woman's brother, Alfredo Rojas, also said that Dar had injured her Friday and that she had gone to a hospital for treatment.
"She was hit in the face, in the head," he said. "She had several hematomas on her head because he rolled her down the stairs."