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28-year-old Phoenix man with developmental disabilities found safe after Silver Alert

Oct 20, 2023, 1:25 PM | Updated: 2:11 pm

A Silver Alert was issued Friday, Oct. 20, 2023, for 28-year-old Andrew Richardson of Phoenix. Rich...

A Silver Alert was issued Friday, Oct. 20, 2023, for 28-year-old Andrew Richardson of Phoenix. Richardson, who is nonverbal, was wearing the shirt pictured above when he was last seen. (Photos via Phoenix Police Department)

(Photos via Phoenix Police Department)

PHOENIX — A 28-year-old Phoenix man with developmental disabilities was found safe Friday afternoon, less than an hour after a Silver Alert was issued.

Andrew Richardson, who is nonverbal, has been reunited with his family, the Phoenix Police Department said.

When the Silver Alert was issued around 1 p.m., Richardson had last been seen riding a black beach cruiser bicycle in a residential area near Thunderbird and Scottsdale roads.

Richardson is 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs 150 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. He has a physical disability that causes his legs to be bent.

When he went missing he was wearing a white T-shirt with the words “Faith is like Wi-Fi, it’s invisible but it has the power to connect you to what you need.” He also had on gray sweatpants and black shoes.

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28-year-old Phoenix man with developmental disabilities found safe after Silver Alert