Man found safe after leaving U of M Fairview Hospital without clearance

Update: Sylvester Sanders returned to the hospital safely, authorities announced Wednesday.

The University of Minnesota Police Department is asking for help finding a missing man who left the hospital without clearance.

According to authorities, 49-year-old Sylvester Sanders of Maplewood was last seen at the University of Minnesota Fairview Hospital, where he has been under care for the last two weeks.

He left the hospital earlier Tuesday without clearance and still needs medical care. He has no cell phone or wallet, and authorities are concerned for his welfare.

Sylvester walks with an unsteady gait and can get confused. He was last seen wearing a black zip hooded sweatshirt and gray pants. Sylvester is described as 5’09, 192 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He is known to use the transit system.

If you think you have seen Sylvester or know of his whereabouts please contact the U of M PD at 612-624-3346 or dial 911.