East Oakland standoff involving a man with a rifle, 2 kids ends peacefully

Julian Glover Image
Thursday, June 4, 2020
Armed man holding 2 kids hostage in Oakland, police say
A man armed with a rifle is holding his two young children as hostages at a home in Oakland, police say.

OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- A standoff in East Oakland involving a man with a rifle and his two children ended peacefully Wednesday evening.

It started around 5:30 a.m. shutting down part of the neighborhood and resulted in evacuations in the area.

The man was holed up inside a house with his two children ages 6 and 8.

Police negotiated with him for hours and again, he peacefully surrendered just after 6 p.m..

Stay with ABC7 News for this developing story.

Related Topics