Man taken into custody following crisis situation in Norfolk

Marielena Balouris / WAVY

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Police were called to the 1400 block of W. 26th Street in Norfolk Wednesday morning for a report of a man with a weapon.

Police spokesman Daniel Hudson tells 10 On Your Side a 60-year-old man was having some type of crisis. The man was inside a home on 26th Street with some family members, according to Hudson.

Hudson says the man did not have a gun, just kitchen utensils. He told WAVY’s Marielena Barlouris the situation was not considered a standoff.

A WAVY viewer who says she lives on that block took video that shows a police vehicle blocking the street and officials walking around. She said she was told not to leave her home.

The man spoke with a crisis intervention team and was eventually taken into custody. Hudson says he will be taken to a hospital for a mental evaluation. No charges have been filed at this time.

This is a developing story. Stay with WAVY for updates.

Marielena Balouris / WAVY