Man hospitalized after standoff with Bradenton police

Posted by MARC R. MASFERRER on April 18, 2014 

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BRADENTON -- A man was hospitalized for a mental health evaluation after a standoff with officers Thursday evening, according to Bradenton police.

About 5 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 6500 block of 36th Avenue West, after the man, who had three rifles and an automatic pistol within reach told his wife he was contemplating suicide, according to the report. The woman and their child left the house before officers arrived.

The man refused to leave the house, despite officers' numerous requests.

A SWAT team was on its way to the house, when the man left the residence on his own accord and was taken into custody under the state's Baker Act and transported to Manatee Glens hospital, police said.

Officers took the weapons to hold for safekeeping, according to the report.

No one was injured.

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