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A 64-year-old man who was in a “mental health crisis” prompted a police response Friday morning when he armed himself with a gun at a San Mateo home, according to police.

At noon, San Mateo police announced that the incident had been safely resolved and provided details about the perimeter that they established at a home in the 1600 block of Celeste Drive.

Police said officers responded at 8:40 a.m. to the home based on a call from the wife of a man who she said was having mental issues.

Police respond to a report of an armed man barricaded inside his San Mateo, Calif. home, Jan. 29, 2016. (KGO-TV )

The woman reported that her husband had been awake for the past three days and was having paranoid thoughts before he armed himself with a gun.

When officers arrived, a safety perimeter was immediately established and nearby residents were evacuated or asked to shelter in place as a precaution, according to police.

A tactical plan was put in place, with officers working to make contact with the man, according to police. Crisis-intervention trained negotiators were on scene as well as mental health professionals.

The man apparently surrendered peacefully sometime before noon. Police said he is “receiving the care he needs.”