BRADENTON -- A man was placed in protective custody Sunday evening after officers responded to a fight call and determined the aggressor had a mental illness, according to the Bradenton Police Department.
An officer was working on a fight call at 5:46 p.m. Sunday at the Riverwalk Skate Park when the aggressor fled from him on foot, according to a release.
He was later located by responding units, who determined he was suffering from a mental illness, police said.
He was placed into protective custody under the Baker Act, which allows officers to involuntarily take a person into custody if there's a possibility he or she has a mental illness and is a potential threat to themselves or others. No criminal charges were pursued, the release said.