Man with special needs found safe after going missing in the Bronx: police

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File photo of an NYPD police cruiser (PIX11 News)

File photo of an NYPD police cruiser (PIX11 News)

THE BRONX — A Bronx man who has special needs and is diabetic was found safe overnight after going missing Tuesday morning, police said early Wednesday.

According to the NYPD, Christopher Lopez, 36, was found in good health.

“By the grace of God he’s been found!” his mother said in a statement Wednesday. “He was located in Brooklyn and is being transferred to Coney Island Hospital due to exposure and poor mental status. I’m grateful to everyone who has been praying and sharing. The 49th, 60th and 61st precincts never stopped looking and were very kind. I’m on my way to Brooklyn to take my heart back,” she continued.

Lopez went missing just before noon Tuesday near his home in the Pelham Gardens area near Pelham Parkway.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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