Police arrested a man suspected of shooting at officers and then hiding in Oakland's San Antonio neighborhood for nearly three hours Monday, causing a school lockdown.
Police did not immediately release the name, age or city of residence of the suspect, who was arrested without incident at 1:40 p.m. in the 1600 block of East 21st Street. There were no reports of injuries.
Nearby Roosevelt Middle School was placed on lockdown for several hours while police searched for the suspect. Oakland Unified School District spokesman Troy Flint said district officials changed the pickup location for students at the school Monday afternoon and worked with police to provide escorts for students walking home through the affected area. Additional protection was provided for students taking part in after-school programs.
The incident started about 11 a.m. Monday when officers responding to a burglary call in the 2100 block of 17th Avenue confronted the suspect, who came out of a house with multiple handguns and opened fire, said police spokeswoman Officer Johnna Watson.
The officers returned fire, but it was not known how many shots were fired.
Police cordoned off the area between 14th and 19th avenues, from East 21st to East 24th streets, and shuttered the middle school on East 19th Street while they searched for the man.
At one point during the search, all on-duty Oakland police officers were called to the scene, and officers were only responding to 911 calls. Alameda County Sheriff's deputies and Oakland school police were on the scene, and a California Highway Patrol helicopter was used to search overhead.
Police recovered two handguns in the area. The suspect was seen carrying the weapons earlier Monday, police said.