BERKELEY -- A 28-year-old Berkeley man who police believed may have been armed when he holed up in a storage facility Wednesday surrendered after four hours, a police department spokeswoman said.

Police were interviewing the man, whose name was not released, and took him in for a psychiatric evaluation, said spokeswoman Jennifer Coats.

Police originally said the man was possibly suicidal and may have been armed with a gun. It was not immediately clear if the man was actually armed.

No one was injured.

The UC Berkeley athletic storage facility was evacuated and no hostages were taken, police said.

The man locked himself inside the storage facility at 6th and Virginia streets at 11:12 a.m. Wednesday, and came out after hours of talks with negotiators about 3:15 p.m., Coats said. It was not clear if the man is an employee, a student or neither.

Police closed several streets around the business but all have reopened to cars and pedestrians.

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