By: KDKA-TV News Staff

WHITEHALL, Pa. (KDKA) – Police say a previously missing and endangered 77-year-old man has been found safe.

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Pennsylvania State Police put out an alert Wednesday morning, saying Whitehall Police were searching for the man.

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Police say he had left New Jersey around 8 a.m. Tuesday and he was supposed to be back at his home in Whitehall around 4 p.m. But police say he hadn’t returned or contacted family members.

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A few hours after police issued the alert, they said he had been found and was safe.