BRADENTON - An armed employee at a Bradenton company made threats about a “mass shooting,” at his workplace.

Federal authorities last week tipped off the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office about the threats to employees at Suburban Propane, at 6991 15th St. E. According to Manatee County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Randy Warren, deputies on Friday made contact with the individual, after first notifying management of the potential danger to the company’s employees.

Upon making contact, deputies found that the individual was armed with a handgun. The firearm was secured and the individual was searched for additional weapons, but no more were found. The suspect has not been identified because he was taken into custody under the Baker Act and is currently undergoing psychiatric evaluation. According to the report, the individual also threatened to kill himself.