BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (WFLA) — The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office issued a Purple Alert for a man who was last seen leaving a Brooksville hospital after threatening the staff.

The sheriff’s office said Frank Angelo Barone, 60, went to Oak Hill Hospital to seek medical treatment on Saturday. Barone reportedly became combative with hospital employees before leaving and made threats about having “an arsenal of weapons” at home.

Barone was found safe in Hernando County on Sunday.

Purple Alerts are issued for Missing Adults who meet one or more of the criteria listed below.

  • The individual has a mental or cognitive disability that is not Alzheimer’s disease or a dementia related disorder; an intellectual or developmental disability (brain injury, physical/mental/emotional disability not related to substance abuse, or any combination of these).
  • The disappearance indicates a credible threat of immediate danger or serious bodily harm to him or herself, as determined by local law enforcement.
  • The individual cannot be returned to safety without law enforcement intervention.
  • The individual does not meet the criteria for activation of a local Silver Alert or the Silver Alert Plan of the Department of Law Enforcement.