APD: Missing elderly man found safe

UPDATE: APD said that Hintz was found safe shortly after 6:30 p.m. Tuesday evening.

Police are looking for a missing 97-year-old man after he was reported missing late Tuesday morning.

APD said Ernest Hintz was last seen around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday after he walked away from his residence along the 1500 block of Brushy View Cove. He is on foot and believed to be walking in the area of his northeast Austin home. Police is concerned for his welfare, saying he has several medical conditions.

Hintz is described as 5-feet 5-inches tall, bald with green eyes and weighing 130 pounds. He was last seen wearing a teal blue shirt, khaki pants and black shoes.

Anyone with information on Hintz’s whereabouts is asked to call 911 or the APD Missing Persons Unit at 512-974-5250.

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