It was a dramatic scene in Magalia Tuesday afternoon as sheriff deputies arrested a suspect after responding to a bank robbery alarm.
Deputies are now saying the suspect in this case was suffering from mental health issues inside the Holiday Market, but they didn't know that when he left the grocery store leading to a confrontation with officers.
It all took place outside the Holiday Market on Lake Ridge Circle in Magalia around 2 p.m Tuesday.
Deputies were responding to an alarm from the Rabobank branch inside the store at 1:30 p.m.
Investigators say the teller tripped the alarm because of a suspicious suspect in the bank area.
All of the customers and employees got out safely as deputies surrounded the store.
"We had contacted our hostage negotiating team. He didn't make any demands yet, but we were preparing for a standoff. Eventually he did come out on his own accord and was taken into custody without incident," Deputy Charles Locke said.
Deputies have not released the man's name, but they have determined he was suffering from mental health issues.
They have since taken him to a local hospital for evaluation.
They also say he was not armed.
Many of the employees are still shaken up, but they were allowed to go back to work after the building was cleared around 2:15 p.m.