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Rochester —Hours after an alert was issued Tuesday for a missing former Oakland University student, the man has been found, police announced. 

"Thanks Bloomfield Township PD and all neighboring law enforcement agencies, local media organizations and community members for your assistance," university officials said on the school's Twitter page.

School officials said Alexander Walker has been receiving support service since being located.

Bloomfield Township police said an employee at a fitness center near Long Lake recognized Walker and called 911. Officers went to the facility, took the 25-year-old into protective custody and transported him to a local hospital for an evaluation.

Walker had last been seen Saturday on the Oakland University campus, according to officials. He was homeless and had been banned from campus, the school said.

Walker's family had told university police he may be suffering from mental health issues and may have access to weapons, authorities said in a statement.

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Staff Writer Mark Hicks contributed to this article.

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