By CBSMiami.com Team

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Miami Police Department has taken an 80-year-old US Army veteran into custody after he barricaded himself inside a Miami home for hours on Monday.

It all began in the afternoon, police said, when they received a call of a man with a gun at a home along 49 Street and 5 Avenue.

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Police said the suspect displayed a firearm to a caretaker, who happens to own the property.

Investigators said they believed the man was having a mental crisis.

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Negotiators were called out to the scene to help resolve the situation peacefully.

“As the investigators investigated the incident, it quickly turned into a barricaded suspect situation. Male, 80-year-old, who’s obviously in some type of psychological crisis here,” said Miami Police Chief Art Acevedo.

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The surrounding streets along the home were closed off for the time being.

CBSMiami.com Team