UPDATE: Police locate missing autistic man

- Phoenix Police spent all day Saturday searching for an autistic man who went missing Friday morning.

Phoenix Police spokesperson Officer James Holmes said 26-year-old Alexander Armando Gutierrez was last seen Friday, October 9th, at 8:00 a.m. in the area of 45th Avenue and Thomas.

Later Saturday evening they said he had been spotted around 4:00 p.m. in the area of 32nd Street and East Thunderbird Road. 

A short time later, police informed the media that Gutierrez had been located. 

During the search, police stressed that Gutierrez is autistic and has a diminished mental capacity that may make it a challenge for him to communicate.  He recently moved to the area from another city in the Valley. 

Police greatly appreciate the assistance from the community. In the future, if you see something suspicious or someone who may be missing, call Phoenix Police Missing Persons at 602-534-2121 or after-hours number at 602-262-6141.

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