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CNN Suspect -- Detained by LAPD

4/7/2011 8:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The employees at the CNN building in L.A. can rest easy -- because the man who allegedly threatened to shoot staff members earlier this week was detained by the LAPD last night ... TMZ has learned.

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Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the man was NOT arrested -- but authorities did place him on a 5150 psychological hold -- which gives medical personnel 72 hours to evaluate his mental state. 

As we first reported, the suspect's father called 911 on Tuesday, claiming his son was threatening to shoot someone ... and mentioned the CNN building.

The building -- located on Sunset Blvd. -- has been on lockdown ever since.


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Samuel Smithers    

Is Harvey a top or bottom?

1202 days ago
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mikey    

white people are very sick!

1202 days ago
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en Todo Momento!!    

this is what happens when someone eats all the sprinkle donuts!! yeah, it makes me this mad, too!!

1202 days ago
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1202 days ago
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JeffTheFan    

I was extremely concerned about the people at CNN when I read about this case earlier. While I'm sure it eases a lot of staffers' consciences about this guy being placed on "5150 psych hold", let's hope he doesn't just get released, like the no-longer-harmful sex offender in Utah. P.S. to #5 and #6: Please see my message under the story about George Lucas' daughter in the cage. I don't think I need to repeat myself.

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If sense were common everyone would have it.    

@#1 samuel: Hate to crush your hopes but he doesn't date mamas boys.

As for the OP, did this guy take out anderson cooper like I asked him to?

1202 days ago
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Must be one of those TEA PARTY people (they are SO crazy).

1202 days ago
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