BERKELEY (CBS SF) — An armed man found sleeping inside a automobile on a Berkeley avenue peacefully surrendered after a greater than 2-hour standoff with police.
Berkeley police mentioned officers responded to the 1400 block of Prince Avenue at 1:47 p.m. on a report of a person passed-out inside a automobile who was presumably intoxicated.
Earlier than officers arrived on the scene, one other caller reported that the identical man had two firearms inside his automobile.
Recognizing the hazard of contacting an armed one that could also be disoriented when instantly woke up, officers fashioned a security perimeter across the automobile and maintained their distance.
To make sure the person didn’t instantly drive away, officers positioned ‘cease sticks’ close to the automobile’s tires. An armored automobile was additionally introduced in as cowl whereas negotiators tried to contact the person with a loudspeaker.
Regardless of repeated calls with our loudspeaker in English and Spanish, the person wouldn’t wake. The person lastly responded and commenced to speak with our negotiators. At 4:30 pm, the person stepped out of the automobile and was safely taken into custody.
Contained in the automobile, officers discovered a handgun, a rifle, a collapsible baton, a number of hundred rounds of ammunition and 4 reproduction firearms.
The 52-year-old Berkeley man was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication and several other weapons violations.