Update: Virginia State Police said the Metropolitan Washington Airports Police Department has cancelled the alert

Virginia State Police issued a senior alert shortly after 12 p.m. Friday, reporting the disappearance of a 79-year-old male with a cognitive disorder, who they say poses a credible threat to his health and safety.

Virginia State Police issue senior alert for man last seen at Dulles Airport

Michael Jeorge Weisel was last seen at Dulles Airport on Friday, shortly after 1 a.m., according to the police announcement. He is described as white, 5'9" tall, 235 pounds, with blue eyes and white hair.

State police said Weisel may have been wearing a pullover blue shirt, black velcro shoes, square-framed glasses, beige or dark blue pants and a brown wristwatch.

Police urge the public to contact the Metropolitan Washington Airports Police Department's 24/7 dispatch at 703-417-2400 with any pertinent information.

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