NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) - Newport News Police arrested at a Waffle House restaurant Tuesday.
Harold Eley with the Newport News Police Department told WAVY.com a man was reportedly acting suspicious at the business on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard around 11 a.m..
Eley said the man was going in and out of the restaurant asking for a former employee, a reported former girlfriend. Waffle House workers told the man the employee no longer worked there.
Police say his odd behavior escalated to a dangerous situation when the man went to his vehicle and got a gun.
Members of law enforcement surrounded the suspect, according to witnesses.
"I think he was in the process of trying to leave when they showed up but they were sneaking around the corner so he wasn't going anywhere," said Robyn Wiggins, who works at a nearby restaurant.
Wiggins heard police yell at the man through a megaphone, asking him to lie face down on the ground. The suspect cooperated with police and they took him into custody.
The suspect, 33-year-old Norman Olibrice, underwent a psychiatric evaluation and was cleared. He was then charged with possession of a concealed firearm and possession of a concealed knife in connection with the incident.
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