Carlos Melendez, missing Bronx man suffering from Alzheimer's, found safe

The 79-year-old had taken off from Bronx Lebanon Hospital after being admitted for an emotional outburst.

The 79-year-old had taken off from Bronx Lebanon Hospital after being admitted for an emotional outburst. (9/19/13)

THE BRONX - A missing Bronx man with Alzheimer's disease has been found safe.

Police issued a silver alert Monday for Carlos Melendez, also known as "Tio Carlos," after he took off from Bronx Lebanon Hospital.

The 79-year-old had been admitted to the hospital over the weekend after having an emotional outburst.

He is said to be doing well.
 

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