Police used less-lethal rounds to take an armed man into custody Saturday afternoon in a busy North Berkeley neighborhood, authorities report.
Officers were initially asked to do a welfare check on a man with a knife who appeared to be in a psychiatric crisis on Vine Street east of Walnut Street, police said.
Shortly after police arrived, BPD said, the man stabbed at the windshield of a cruiser where an officer was sitting at about 2:15 p.m.
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Police then called for Code 3 cover — emergency backup — from other officers in the city.
Officers tried to negotiate with the man to de-escalate the situation, Berkeley police said.
In the end, BPD used less-lethal munitions to detain the man so he could be placed on a psychiatric hold.
The man's name, age and city of residence were not available as of publication time.