PINOLE (CBS SF) — A tense negotiation standoff between police and an armed man that forced a Pinole neighborhood to be locked down for several hours and nearby schools to cancel classes ended Monday morning when the suspect surrendered to officers, authorities said.
The incident began Sunday night when a woman called police about 10:30 p.m. to report that her son was making delusional statements and that there was a gun in the house. Neighbors also reported to police that they heard 4-5 shots coming from the house in the 700 block of Marlesta Road.READ MORE: Drought By The Numbers: Energy Release Component Is Already At Late September Levels
When police arrived, they contacted the woman outside the house. The man wasn’t there but a dog, a pit bull, was found fatally shot inside.
The man, whose name has not been released, wasn’t located until about 2:10 a.m. when he was spotted by police driving near San Pablo Avenue and Sunnyview Drive.READ MORE: North Bay Homeowners Scramble to Prepare Properties for Long Fire Season
He ran from the car and hid behind cars to elude officers. While a negotiating team communicated with him in person and by cell phone, a shelter-in-place was ordered at 6:14 a.m. for the areas of Marlesta Road between Belmont Way and Meadow Avenue, and Kildare Way between Marlesta Road and Tara Hills Drive.
About 9:30 a.m., negotiators convinced the man to surrender. He never made any threats, police said.
He discarded two handguns before surrendering, authorities said. The shelter in place was lifted shortly after the man was taken into custody.MORE NEWS: Rapping Senior Citizen Dancers Beat Back Asian Hate in San Francisco Chinatown
Nearby schools, Shannon Elementary, Tara Hills Elementary, and Pinole Middle closed for in-person instruction for the day.