NIAGARA FALLS – A 35-year-old city man was taken for a voluntary psychiatric evaluation Saturday after wandering into city police headquarters.
The man attempted to gain entry shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday, but found the main doors locked. He wandered to the back of the building, according to reports, banging on doors until one finally opened. He told officers that he then entered and took an elevator to the basement, hoping to find someone to report that he had been chased and felt threatened.
Instead, he came upon the city jail. Two officers quickly apprehended him. He told police someone had chased him to the area, but he did not know who or why. He then asked if he could be taken to the hospital for a mental evaluation, saying he suffered from mental issues.
Police took him to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. No charges were filed.