Eight-hour standoff ends in Berkeley


After a lot of negotiation, the dispute was resolved peacefully around 11:30 p.m. and the suspect was taken into custody, police said.

The initial report came from the suspect's significant other, who told police the suspect was battering her at 2:40 p.m. in the 1200 block of Queens Road.

When police responded, the suspect had barricaded himself inside their home, keeping police negotiating outside.

The woman did not need medical attention, police said.

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