Oakland police took an armed suspect into custody this morning in Oakland’s Maxwell Park neighborhood. During the search, police ordered the evacuation of nearby Maxwell Park International Academy as a precaution, Oakland schools spokesman Troy Flint said.
The suspect was taken into custody by 11:30 a.m., and the students began returning to class shortly after, police said.
From the Oakland Police Department:
Armed man taken into custody by OPD near or at 2800 block Monticello.
Man armed with shotgun in public taken into custody by OPD near or at 2800 block Monticello. Students at Maxwell Park Elementary were evacuated as precaution, but will be returning to class; currently at Maxwell Park. All students and residents are safe. Police presence will dissapate and normal operations will resume following a security check at a nearby residence.