Standoff arrest, accidental fire happen simultaneously at Oakland Motel 6, officials say

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Friday, March 3, 2023
Police make standoff arrest, fire at Oakland Motel 6: officials
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A homicide suspect is in custody after a standoff at a Motel 6 in Oakland where an accidental fire also caused minor injuries, police say.

OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- A person wanted in connection to a homicide is in custody after a standoff at a Motel 6 in Oakland, police say.

The Motel 6 is on Embarcadero, near Highway 880. The "lengthy" standoff happened after Oakland police responded to the area around 7:45 a.m. and saw the suspect.

At the same time, the Oakland Fire Department responded to Motel 6 for a report of an accidental fire.

Oakland Fire says that it was an accidental fire caused by a butane lighter in a guest's baggage. Someone had minor injuries and was taken to the hospital.

Police say it is unknown if the two incidents are related.

If you have any information, contact OPD at (510)932-0283.

Stay with ABC7 News for updates on this developing story.