JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A man reportedly threatened to kill all gay people at Keith Pierson Toyota, according to the owner.
The owner, Keith Pierson, told Action News Jax that a man walked into the lobby and threatened to kill all gay people.
The man walked off after everyone was evacuated out of the building, Pierson said.
The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office apprehended the man once he left the property, which is located on Youngerman Circle.
It took 29 minutes for the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office to arrive after a report was made, Pierson said.
No one was hurt.
Suspect was not known to anyone at the dealership, Pierson said. Both a manager and a salesman told Action News Jax that the man told them he had a gun.
JSO said the man was not armed and is mentally ill. The man will be placed under the Baker Act, JSO said.
The man hasn't been identified.
Breaking:Employees of OP Toyota dealership evacuated, unknown gunman came in and made threats. He was arrested off property. @ActionNewsJax— Paige Kelton (@PaigeANjax) November 17, 2016
Kieth Pierson tells @ActionNewsJax everyone is safe. No one recognized armed man who walked into lobby about an hour ago. He's in custody— Paige Kelton (@PaigeANjax) November 17, 2016
Keith Pierson Toyota: There is NOT an armed person at Keith Pierson Toyota.— Jax Sheriff's Office (@JSOPIO) November 17, 2016
Keith Pierson Toyota: A person has been contacted by police, he is mentally ill and will be Baker Acted. He did not have a gun.— Jax Sheriff's Office (@JSOPIO) November 17, 2016
Keith Pierson Toyota: No gun was ever shown, no gun was ever presented. The individual made no specific threats. He did not resist police.— Jax Sheriff's Office (@JSOPIO) November 17, 2016
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