Bakersfield Police officers were involved in a standoff with a suicidal man inside Denny's Saturday morning.
Officers were dispatched to the restaurant on Buck Owens Boulevard around 5 a.m.
When officers arrived they were advised that a man was inside the business who was suicidal and holding a knife to his throat.
Negotiations with the man lasted three hours before officers were able to diffuse the situation and take him into custody.
The man reportedly suffered a minor injury during the standoff.
It was determined that there was no criminal violation committed by the man and he was transported to a local hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.