JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

A man who Jacksonville police said was reported missing and could have been in danger has been found safe.

Police said Alex Gates, 28, voluntarily went home and said he had not been held against his will, nor was he ever in any danger.

Gates had been missing since 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Gates' family said they received a message from Gates saying he was being held against his will.