BERKELEY (KCBS)_ Berkeley police briefly shut down University Avenue in West Berkeley Tuesday afternoon between 6th and 8th streets after responding to reports of a man with a gun. While a weapon was found, there is no suspect custody.
Berkeley Police Watch Commander Lt. Andrew Rateaver said at 12:40 p.m. a report of a man with a gun came in at 7th and University Ave. Police units then rushed to the scene. When they got there, they received another report of a man with a gun at 6th and University, which prompted a complete shutdown of the area.READ MORE: San Francisco Reverses Ban On Collecting Data On Sexual Orientation Of City Workers
Police told KCBS two people were in an argument and one of them was armed with a gun. The weapon was discarded and the suspect apparently fled.READ MORE: Fmr. SF Public Utilities Commission GM Harlan Kelly Charged With Bank Fraud In Bribery, Corruption Scandal
Listener Lee Bridges said she saw about a dozen police cars in the area as she got off Interstate-80 at University Avenue.
“I don’t see anything suspicious like running people or gunfire, but the whole area is shutdown. People will have to go around. I’d recommend staying away from it until whatever it is gets sorted out.”MORE NEWS: California Drought: Gov. Newsom Declares Expanded Drought Emergency, Calls For Statewide Conservation
University Ave. re-opened shortly after 1:30 p.m.