Man found Wednesday with toy gun undergoes mental evaluation

By Hannah Hess

The man taken into police custody Wednesday when officers responded to a 911 call about a possible gun threat on the South Quad was transported to a local hospital for a mental evaluation.

Luitenant Roy Acree of the University Police, said the 26-year-old man was not a University student.

“According to the phone call he was walking south and yelling at himself. From that, we knew we might be dealing with a mental problem,” Acree said.

The weapon apprehended during the afternoon dispatch was an Airsoft pellet gun, which Acree said looks similar to a real gun, other than the orange muzzle.

“He was located quickly and the situation was resolved,” Acree said.