2-alarm fire burns Oakland liquor store during standoff with armed man

This image shows Oakland firefighters battling a blaze at liquor store on August 16, 2016. (KGO-TV)

Police and firefighters are at the scene of a two-alarm fire at a liquor store in East Oakland Tuesday night.

Police were called to the 2600 block of Seminary Avenue at 9:07 p.m. after a 911 caller reported a man with a weapon.

A suspect was reportedly inside the store throwing items, then he allegedly set fire to the scene, according to police.

Firefighters were called to the scene at 9:16 p.m. The incident was upgraded to a second alarm response, according to a fire dispatcher.

Further details were not immediately available.
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