Springfield police said that a man reported missing earlier in the day Tuesday has been found and is safe.

Police had been looking for 76-year-old Eddie Sanchez, whom police said has Alzheimer's, was last seen around 2:30 p.m. today walking his black Chihuahua on Allendale Street in the North End of the city.

Springfield Police spokesperson Ryan Walsh noted around 5:35 p.m. that Sanchez has been found and they thanked the public for their assistance.

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