OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A armed robbery suspect rammed a police car in Oakland Thursday while trying to elude officers, with the collision causing a minor vegetation fire, authorities said.
Oakland police said officers tried to make a traffic stop on a vehicle in connection with an armed robbery investigation on the 4000 block of Burckhalter Dr. in the Millsmont neighborhood in East Oakland just south of the MacArthur Freeway.READ MORE: 3 Children Found Stabbed to Death in Los Angeles Apartment; Mother Detained
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Oakland Police attempt to make a traffic enforcement stop in connection with an armed robbery vehicle (4000 Berckhalter). Driver rams police car, resulting in a grass fire. Suspect arrested/gun recovered and fire extinguished. Keeping our community safe. pic.twitter.com/k8JBdP4au6
— Oakland Police Dept. (@oaklandpoliceca) December 19, 2019
The location is on a dead end street a block north of Burckhalter Elementary School. Police said the collision with the patrol vehicle resulted in a grass fire at the end of the cul-de-sac.
A number of streets were closed in the area.
Police said the driver was arrested and a gun was recovered. It appeared the fire was quickly contained and there were no injuries.
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