By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS) — A man was arrested and taken in for a mental health evaluation on Saturday after police said he was trying to smash open an ATM in Englewood.

Quick thinking helped witnesses stop the theft.

Around 1:10 p.m. in the 6300 block of South Halsted Street, witnesses called police to report a 64-year-old man trying to bust open an ATM by hitting it with a brick.

Officers caught the man in the act, police said.

The man was arrested and was taken to St. Bernard Hospital for a mental health evaluation, police said.

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