Man undergoing psychiatric evaluation after being found with a rifle outside Dearborn PD

DEARBORN, Mich. (WXYZ) - The Dearborn Police Department is thanking an alert citizen for notifying them about a potentially dangerous situation outside their own headquarters.

Police say the citizen spotted a suspicious man peering through the gate into the secure Dearborn Police Department's parking lot shortly before 7:00 p.m. Saturday.

The citizen told the police dispatcher that the man was carrying an object that he had removed from a vehicle and that he had crawled under the locked gate, before crawling under a police vehicle.

Officers say they were able to locate the man under the police vehicle and take him into custody. A loaded Winchester 30-30 caliber rifle was found concealed in a green shirt that was lying next to the 50-year-old suspect.

"Thanks to an alert citizen getting involved a tragedy was averted," said Chief Ronald Haddad.

The man was taken to Oakwood Hospital for psychiatric evaluation.

 

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