Officers arrived at Westwood Village just before 5 p.m. after getting reports of a crossbow-wielding man causing a disturbance. When they got to the shopping center, police found the man and convinced him to put down the weapon.
Even after he let go of the crossbow, police say the man remained "verbally hostile" and needed to be placed in a four-point restraint to control him.
Police say the 47-year-old, who has not been identified, also had two arrows -- one with a plain metal tip and the other with a razor steel tip.
After doing some digging, officers learned the man has a history of mental illness issues. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center for an involuntary commitment.
It's unclear if the man will face any criminal charges.