DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) -- Authorities in suburban Detroit say a tip from the public helped them catch a 50-year-old man who crawled under a locked gate behind the Dearborn police headquarters toting a loaded rifle.
Police Chief Ronald Haddad says "a tragedy was averted" because of an "alert citizen."
Lt. Lt. Patricia Penman says a member of the public called 911 about 7 p.m. Saturday to say a suspicious-looking man was peering through the gate and was carrying "an unknown object that he removed from a vehicle."
Police say the man then sneaked under the gate. They say the found him lying under a police vehicle and say he'd concealed a Winchester rifle in a shirt lying next to him.
Penman says police took him to Oakwood Hospital for psychiatric observation.