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UPDATE: Missing Indianapolis man found safe

Police say Charles Lewis has been located and is safe.
Credit: IMPD
Charles Lewis

INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis police say a man missing from the northwest side has been found safe.

Police issued a missing persons alert for 32-year-old Charles Lewis Tuesday night. He had been missing since around 5 p.m. Tuesday from the 7600 block of Bancaster Drive. 

IMPD said in a release Wednesday that Lewis had been found and is safe.

Police thanked the community for helping them locate Lewis.

Amber Alert vs. Silver Alert: What's the difference?            

There are specific standards a person's disappearance must meet in order for police to declare an Amber Alert or a Silver Alert.                                        

Amber Alerts are for children under the age of 18 who are believed to have been abducted and in danger. Police also need to have information about a suspect and their car to issue an Amber Alert.                                       

Silver Alerts are for missing and endangered adults or children. They are much more common for missing people. It was not until last year when the standards for Silver Alerts were expanded to include children.      

In both situations, these alerts must be issued by police.

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