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Blount County man at center of Silver Alert found safe

He was later found safe, officials said.
Published: Oct. 14, 2021 at 6:23 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 14, 2021 at 12:33 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation issued a Silver Alert for 80-year-old Gary Long out of Blount County Thursday morning. He was later found safe, officials said.

The TBI said in a release that Long has a medical condition that may make it hard for him to return home by himself.

According to TBI, Long is a white man. He is 5-foot-11, has brown hair and blue eyes and could have been driving a Ford Escape.

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