OAKLAND (CBS SF) – Police are investigating a report of a kidnapping in North Oakland Wednesday morning as possibly connected to human trafficking and forced prostitution, a police spokeswoman said.
Officers swarmed the area of 65th Street and Alcatraz Avenue after they received a witness report of a male taking a female hostage there at about 9:15 a.m., Oakland police spokeswoman Officer Johnna Watson said.READ MORE: San Francisco Supervisor Proposes Renaming Street In Memory Of Elderly Asian Crime Victim Vicha Ratanapakdee
Police shut down streets in the area with the help of Berkeley police and focused on a house near the corner of 65th and Herzog streets.
They found a kidnapping victim, a teen girl, and just before noon arrested a suspect, a man.READ MORE: Eviction Moratorium: What Happens To Renters When The CDC Ban Expires?
Several other male and females in the house were detained, Watson said. Investigators are looking into the possibility that the kidnapping is connected to forced prostitution.
The home is near the Yu Ming Charter School at 1086 Alcatraz Ave., a K-8 school for Mandarin immersion education.
Police were in the area of 64th and Herzog streets, about a block away. The area remained an active scene and streets were closed in the area.MORE NEWS: Cal Fire Deploys 'Aerial Firing' Drones To Battle Dixie Fire; Blaze Destroys At Least 34 Homes; Grows To 217,581 Acres
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