Eviction turns into standoff at Hayward home

A SWAT team and bomb squad are using robots to search a Hayward home after authorities tried to evict residents this morning.
Bay City News
A SWAT team and bomb squad are using robots to search a Hayward home where authorities tried to evict residents Tuesday morning.

Alameda County sheriff's deputies tried to serve an eviction notice in the 2700 block of Gainesville Avenue at 9:58 a.m., Hayward police Sgt. Ryan Cantrell said.

Inside the home, the deputies found "suspicious" notes and notices and called the Hayward police SWAT team and the sheriff's office bomb squad, Cantrell said.

The SWAT team and bomb squad surrounded the home and are using several robots to search it this afternoon. The robots are being used to provide additional surveillance, giving cops eyes and ears to areas that may not be safe.

They have ordered the residents to vacate the premises.

Around 4:30 p.m., officials announced the K-9 Unit is moving was moving in.

Homes on either side were evacuated. At this time, there is no shelter in place.

ABC7 News contributed to this report.
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