OAKLAND (CBS SF) — An armed man who barricaded himself in an Oakland backyard Thursday morning has surrendered to police ending a tense standoff, authorities said.

The incident began with with 7:25 a.m. 911 call reporting a man armed with a rifle near International Blvd. and 58th St. Oakland police responded with several dozen officers and a SWAT team.

A perimeter was setup and teams carefully searched backyards for the alleged gunman. The gunman was located and a negotiation by police officers began.

“We are taking our time and asking for a safe and peaceful surrender,” police said in a twitter post.

At around 10:15 a.m. the standoff ended and the suspect taken into custody.


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