A four-hour situation with a distressed man armed with a knife ended peacefully Thursday afternoon on the east lawn of the state Capitol.
The man dressed in a brown suit and jeans, described as suicidal, was escorted to a Capitol Protection vehicle at 3:45 p.m. and taken to a mental health center for evaluation.
The California Highway Patrol, which handled the crisis situation, said the man “surrendered peaceably” and was restrained in handcuffs but not taken into custody. CHP spokesman Officer Juan Nava Jr. said the unidentified man decided to seek mental health treatment after surrendering his knife.
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