A medically endangered local man who disappeared on Dec. 29 has been found.

Police on Wednesday, Jan. 2, issued an alert to the media asking for the public's help finding Eric Gigliotti, a 34-year-old man who disappeared from his home in the 17700 block of Southeast Division Street. His small puppy also was gone.

Police were concerned by the disappearance because the man suffers from medical and mental health issues that if untreated could endanger his welfare, said Sgt. Pete Simpson, Portland Police spokesman.

Late on Thursday, Jan. 3, a member of the community saw Gigliotti near Lloyd Center in Northeast Portland and reported it to police.

Officers contacted Gigliotti, checked his welfare and accepted their offer of a ride home.

"Both Gigliotti and the puppy are safe and no longer considered missing," Simpson said.

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