Here's the rest of the timeline: Norwalk police issued a Code Red alert at 6:09 p.m. or so, asking city residents to be on the lookout for the man, but after Fairfield police came across the man at 6:58 p.m. on Congress Street in that town, a 7:29 p.m. message was sent out through the Code Red telephone alert system that he was found.
Since it was cold and the man was dressed only in white shorts and a white T-shirt and sandals, he was taken to Norwalk Hospital for evaluation.
Norwalk patrol officers searched for the man, as well as K-9 units from Norwalk, Westport and Connecticut State police departments. Connecticut state police also issued a "Silver Alert" for the man.
The man's family told police that he had wandered off once before.
The Norwalk Police Department thanks all members of the public who received these messages and kept a sharp lookout, as well as those people who reported their sightings," the department said in a news release.
"The Norwalk Police Department also thanks the Westport, Fairfield and Connecticut state police departments, as well as other surrounding departments, for their assistance in securing our patient's safe return."