State police say they are seeking information about a northern Broome County man who has been reported missing.

PAUL SCHWARTFIGURE [Photo provided by New York State Police][/caption]

Authorities say 46-year-old Paul Schwartfigure of Whitney Point was last seen around 4 p.m. on Tuesday. He also is known by the nickname of "Bear."

Investigators say Schwartfigure is described as being five feet, 11 inches tall and 210 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black Carhartt jacket, blue jeans, black boots and a winter cap.

Police say the man frequents the village of Whitney Point and often is seen riding a mountain bike. he bicycle is described as an older model dark blue or black Huffy with hand grips and red markings on the tires.

Schwartfigure's last known direction of travel was reported to be east on West Main Street in the village.

People with information about the man's whereabouts may contact state police at 607.775.1241.

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