Long Beach police took a man into custody today for a mental evaluation after a relative reported that he was despondent and possibly armed.
Police surrounded a condominium in the 300 block of Ocean Boulevard shortly after noon, Long Beach police spokeswoman Lisa Massacani said. The man eventually surrendered to police, she said, declining to say whether a gun was seized.
If law enforcement officers believe a person is a danger to himself or others, they can have the person held for a 72-hour mental evaluation.
--City News Service