UPDATE: Battle Creek Police say Jacob Weiderman has been found and is safe. They thank the public for help locating him. 

ORIGINAL STORY 11:45a.m. 2/22/2023 Battle Creek Police are asking for the public's help to locate 34-year-old Jacob Kenneth Weiderman.

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According to police, Weiderman left Bronson Battle Creek Hospital at 300 North Ave.  around 11 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21.

He was last seen wearing a hospital gown and was on foot near the duck pond area in Irving Park across North Avenue from the hospital.

Weiderman is described as a white male who is 6’2” tall and about 150 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes.

His family shares that he is attracted to water, and it it's possible he may take shelter in a wooded area.

Weiderman was receiving court-ordered mental health services. He reportedly experiences delusions, and may act on them. Police say they do not consider him a danger to the community.

A search of the area around the hospital and nearby Kellogg Community College has not turned up anything.

Police officers attempted to locate Weiderman from their patrol vehicles and on foot, including a search around the hospital, and nearby Kellogg Community College, by drone, with no sign of him.

Anyone with information on Weiderman's whereabouts is asked to call Battle Creek Police at 269-781-0911 or call anonymously through Silent Observer at 269-964-3888.

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