Police: Nev. gunman had past mental health run-in

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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- Police in the town where the Nevada gunman worked have confirmed he had a previous run-in with the law involving his mental health.

South Lake Tahoe Police Lt. David Stevenson says the department took Eduardo Sencion (SEN'-see-ohn) into protective custody during a mental health commitment in April 2000.

He says Sencion fought with officers during the incident but wasn't charged.

The Lake Tahoe News first reported the incident.

Stevenson tells The Associated Press no court order or weapons were involved. He says officers have the authority under state law to take individuals into protective custody if they determine the person poses a danger to themselves or others.

He declined to release further details, citing the ongoing investigation of Tuesday's attack at a Carson City IHOP.

The shooting left four dead and seven injured. Sencion, of Carson City, also killed himself.