• Police need public's help finding man missing since Wednesday


    PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh police are asking for the public’s help in finding a Pittsburgh man who has been missing since Wednesday.

    According to police, Charles Swider, 59, left his house on Mitchell Street in North Side to a take a Port Authority bus to downtown at 8 p.m. on Wednesday.

    Swider is known to walk and explore the downtown area and has been diagnosed with schizophrenia, high blood pressure and diabetes, said police. He is currently without his medications.

    Police said Swider was last seen wearing a black T-shirt, black shorts and gray tennis shoes. He is described as a bald white man, standing 5 feet 10 inches and weighing 230 pounds. He also wears glasses.

    Detectives are asking anyone who has seen Swider to call Pittsburgh police at 911 or the Missing Persons Office at 412-323-7800.

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