Oakland police arrest suspect after manhunt

September 27, 2012 11:37:35 AM PDT
Oakland police have lifted a neighborhood shelter-in-place order as well as a lockdown for several schools. They captured a parolee who crashed a car and then disappeared - prompting a massive police response.

Police described the suspect as armed and dangerous. The man was found by an Emeryville K9 unit and taken into police custody.

Police had been looking for him since 8 a.m.; they have not released his name or the charges he may face. Oakland police would only confirm that the male suspect was known to investigators and that there was an active warrant for his arrest when he was spotted by investigators patrolling the West Oakland neighborhood.

The suspect tried to get away and crashed his car into a pole. That's when police say he jumped out of the car and ran away on foot - doing his best to hide in backyards. Oakland police set up a perimeter and canvased the area with assistance from Emeryville PD's K9 unit. After a two-and-a-half hour search - Oakland police got their man.

"The wanted person was found in a yard. I can't go into details about where, we are still searching the area to make sure that no weapons or any evidence was left behind, but this person is wanted in connection with a crime, I can't go into the details right now because this is still a very active investigation," said Johnna Watson of the Oakland Police Department.

There was a temporary lockdown issued by the Oakland Unified School District at both Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School and Kipp Bridge Charter School.

Oakland police say that there were no injuries to officers, suspects or residents in the neighborhood.


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