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.
Pinole Police ordered residents living on Kildare Way between Marlesa Road and Tara Hills Drive and on Barkley Court to shelter-in-place at 6:14 a.m. The order was lifted with the gunman’s arrest at around 9:50 a.m.
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Police and Contra Costa Sheriff’s deputies had responded to the neighborhood after receiving reports of a man armed with a gun outside a home.
They quickly cordoned off the area near Shannon Elementary School.
West Contra County Unified School District officials cancelled classes at Shannon and Tara Hills elementary school in nearby San Pablo.
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“Go inside, and close and lock all windows and doors,” officials warned in an alert. “Stay off the phone and do not call 911 unless you need to report a life-threatening emergency.”
The sheriff’s department said its deputies located the man and began negotiating with him over the next several hours.
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His identity and any other details have yet to be released.
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