TYNGSBOROUGH — Chief Richard Howe and the Tyngsborough Police Department would like to alert the community and ask for assistance as they search for an endangered male.
On Tuesday, Sept. 20, at approximately 11:19 a.m., Yousuf Masud, 30, of Tyngsborough, was reported missing by his family from the area of Althea Road. He was last seen a short time earlier.
Tyngsborough Police responded and began a search of the immediate area, quickly expanding the search when Masud was not located. The Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council has sent K-9 units and a team of officers on mountain bikes to assist the search.
Masud is believed to be on foot and is not believed to have access to a vehicle. Masud has made statements indicating that he may be experiencing a mental health crisis.
He is described as a 30-year-old male, 5 feet, 9 inches tall, with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a red and orange jacket and red pants.
“We want to advise residents in the area that may see search teams in their backyards and the areas around their homes,” said Chief Howe. “We ask residents to give search teams some space to ensure efforts to find a scent trail are not interrupted.”
Anyone with information on Masud’s whereabouts, or anyone who believes they have seen him, is asked to immediately call Tyngsborough Police at 978-649-7504.