BRADENTON -- A man upset over family matters was taken into custody for a psychiatric evaluation, after he threatened to shoot himself to death Monday evening, according to Bradenton police.
About 7:50 p.m., the man, while carrying a revolver and a box of ammunition, left his home in the 1600 block of 19th Avenue West and began walking west on 19th Avenue West, according to a report.
Responding officers were able to find the man as he walked down the middle of the street.
He complied with officers' orders, and was disarmed and taken into custody, according to the report.
Paramedics took him to Manatee Memorial Hospital because he was suffering from breathing issues. He was then taken into custody under the Baker Act for a mental evaluation and treatment.
Police said officers never raised their weapons above the "low ready" position or pointed them at the man, who the report described as being "elderly."