Armed, ‘In Distress' Person Taken Into Custody in San Mateo: Police

An armed person was taken safely into custody after nearly two hours of talking with a police crisis team, San Mateo police said Saturday afternoon.

The person was described only as a male who was in distress and carrying a loaded gun, in releases from San Mateo police.

The incident began about 12:45 p.m. today in the 500 block of First Avenue. Crisis negotiation teams responded and surrounding streets were closed.

Police said at 2:19 p.m. that the subject was taken into custody safely and emergency crews were leaving the area.

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