A postal worker was placed in a psychiatric hold at the East Bayshore Road post office in East Palo Alto early Wednesday morning after making threats against his supervisor, police said.
The confrontation started at about 9:09 a.m. in the employee parking lot behind the post office, located at 2085 East Bayshore Road, according to police. Workers notified police of the incident.
The man, who is in his 30s, allegedly used the expression, "I'm locked and loaded," police Sgt. Wayne Benitez said, adding that the man may have some "underlying medical issue."
Because of the man's mental state and the presence of patrons at the post office, as well as a school nearby, police officers acted "quick and efficient in de-escalating the situation," Benitez said.
The man was located in the parking lot and taken into custody without incident, Benitez said. No weapon was found, and there were no reports of injuries.
The man will not be charged with any crime, Benitez said. He was transported to a nearby medical facility for psychiatric evaluation, he added.