Authorities locate man with Alzheimer's disease after he went missing in Virginia

Jose Cruz. (Alexandria Police Department)

UPDATE: Jose Cruz has been safely located and is "now able to receive medical attention, according to police.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WJLA) - The Alexandria Police Department is asking for the public's help finding a missing 57-year-old man who was last seen in the 5700 block of Rayburn Avenue.

Officials say Jose Cruz has Alzheimer's disease and "is in need of medical assistance."

Cruz is said to have been wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt, gray sweatpants and black-and-orange shoes.

Fairfax County police sent a helicopter to assist Alexandria police with the search and once the chopper went down, ground units were put on the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 703-746-4444.

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