Norfolk man reported missing Saturday found safe

Published: Jul. 24, 2021 at 7:02 PM EDT
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(WDBJ) - UPDATE: According to Virginia State Police, Richard Thompson has been found safe.

EARLIER: Richard Byron Thompson, 69 of Norfolk, was reported missing Saturday and is the subject of a Senior Alert.

The Virginia State Police says he was last reported seen Friday at 8:30 p.m. in the 400 block of Dundaff Street. Thompson was possibly wearing a dark blue polo shirt with white stripes, blue jeans that were cuffed at the ankles, black high-top sneakers and a thin gold chain.

Scratch marks, with bleed marks, on his arm should be evident, according to police.

Thompson has a droopy left eye he covers with a patch.

He left with no vehicle and is believed to be on foot.

The man suffers from a cognitive impairment, making his disappearance potentially harmful to his health and safety, police say.

Contact 757-441-5610 with any helpful information.

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