A soldier with Fort Riley’s 1st Infantry Division who went missing Tuesday night was found safe and taken into custody.
Riley County Police Department Public Information Officer Alexander Robinson says 37-year-old Staff Sgt. Garett Michael Swift was found around 6 p.m. Wednesday near the Westloop Shopping Center in Manhattan.
Fort Riley officials reached out to the public Wednesday afternoon seeking information on Swift’s whereabouts. A military spokesman said he went missing from his unit around 9 p.m. Tuesday and issued the alert over concerns for his welfare.
Robinson says the Riley County Police Department was asked to assist in the search for Swift.
Before Swift was located, authorities at the military base issued a warrant for the soldier’s arrest. Swift was taken into custody by Riley County police officers after confirming he was safe.
Robinson says the Riley County Police Department was contacted only to verify Swift’s safety and did not issue the warrant.
A Fort Riley spokesperson did not immediately respond to an email asking for details on the warrant and what charges Swift may face.