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.READ MORE: Shooting Investigation at Miami Gardens Gas Station
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.READ MORE: Passing Asteroid Lights Up South Florida Sky
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.MORE NEWS: Woman Fatally Shot By Police Serving Eviction At Brickell Building Identified As 40-Year-Old Stephanie Voikin
The surrounding streets along the home were closed off for the time being.