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A Silver Alert issued Tuesday afternoon for an elderly man who was last seen at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth was rescinded a few hours later.

The Tarrant County Hospital District Police Department said 81-year-old Roy D. Freeman went missing Monday afternoon at 4:40. He was believed to be traveling on foot.

He returned to the hospital shortly after 8 p.m.

Officials said Freeman suffers from Alzheimer's disease and that his disappearance posed a credible threat to his health and safety.

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