A 73-year-old man with dementia who was reported missing in Whittier, prompting a Silver Alert, was found Wednesday evening.

Salvador Gallardo Barraza had been last seen about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Sorensen Library at 6934 Broadway, according to the California Highway Patrol, which issued the Silver Alert on behalf of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The CHP and LASD announced late Wednesday afternoon that Barraza had been found safe. No further details were released.

The Silver Alert program was established by the CHP to issue and coordinate alerts involving the unexplained or suspicious disappearance of elderly, developmentally disabled or cognitively impaired individuals.

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