After an exhaustive search, Pittsburgh Police from multiple zones located a missing male, Nate Hoffman, at 7:30 p.m. at a Dollar General store on Library Road in Bethel Park.
The 19-year-old went missing and was last seen around 12:30 p.m. outside Highmark Sportsworks on the North Side. He has special needs and had walked away from his mother.
Police from Zone 1 set up a command post at Highmark Sportsworks and called in the Bureau's bloodhounds and River Rescue to assist with the search. They also utilized surveillance footage and sought assistance from officers from the other police zones to help fan out across the North Side.
Officers went street by street and into businesses with Nate's photograph on all of the major streets on the North Side, as well as contacting AGH, Light of Life Mission, the YMCA and searching all of the parks. The West End bridge area and the River Walk were also searched extensively.
Additionally, officers visited the other city hospitals to look for him.
In the end it was a concerned citizen who saw Nate walking in the cold with no gloves or hat and gave him a ride to Bethel Park where he lives. He then was able to call his mother from the Dollar General store.
Pittsburgh Police would like to thank the media and the public for their assistance and their concern.
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