Canadian Supreme Court Justice Clement Gascon, who plans to retire later this year, was reported missing on Wednesday afternoon, but he was found “safe and sound” just a few hours later, officials say.
Gascon, who is 59, was reported missing after he left the Supreme Court building in Ottawa at 1:20 p.m. on Wednesday. A public appeal for information was issued about 6 hours later, at 7:35 p.m.
“His family is concerned for his well-being,” police said in a statement. They said there was no indication of foul play, but other details about his disappearance were not released.
Just after 9 p.m., police said Gascon was found “safe and sound.”
Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper nominated Gascon for the Supreme Court in June 2014. Last month, Gascon announced that he will retire on September 15, citing “personal and family reasons.”