Lodi man, subject of Silver Alert, found safe

A man who was the subject of a Silver Alert in Columbia County was found safe, officials said.

The state Department of Justice said 78-year-old Marvin Kittle returned home Wednesday and is safe.

A Silver Alert was issued Wednesday after he had last been seen in Lodi sitting outside his home near his fire pit at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. When his wife went to check on him, he and his vehicle were missing.