This article was modified at 4:32 p.m. Feb. 2nd, 2013 to reflect that the man was taken into custody for a mental evaluation.
Baldwin Park police put a man in custody Saturday afternoon to undergo a psychological evaluation after being spotted walking on railroad tracks, said Sgt. Chris Hofford of the Baldwin Park Police Department.
According to Hofford, police received a call regarding a man walking around the railroad tracks, but didn't find anyone upon arriving at the scene.
Afterward, another call was received to alert officers of the presence of the suspect at a different location, close to the 3800 block of Maine Avenue.
The incident took place around 2:00 p.m.
Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies responded also to the scene because they are in charge of railroad safety.
It is not known if the incident was a suicide attempt. However, nearby residents told Patch that the suspect was acting erratic.
Patch witnessed when the subject was taken into custody. A deputy from the Sheriff's Department was also taken away in an ambulance for health problems not related to the incident.
At least 2 ambulances, 3 Sheriff patrol cars and 3 Baldwin Park Police patrols, responded to the scene.