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Man armed with a rifle taken into Baltimore Police custody on Wednesday

Man armed with a rifle taken into Baltimore Police custody on Wednesday

BALTIMORE, Md. (WBFF) - On Wednesday a man experiencing a mental health crisis and carrying an Air-Soft Rifle was taken into Baltimore Police custody.

Officers were dispatched to Hopkins Plaza near Pratt Street in search of an armed person wearing camouflage and armed with a rifle.

The police responded and encountered a man fitting the suspect's description.

According to police, local citizens say that they heard the 23 year old suspect make statements about shooting people.

Officers engaged the suspect and took him into custody.

The suspect was also transported to an area hospital to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

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