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    Search for Possibly Armed Man Ends in Berkeley, Area Secure: Police
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    Police block off streets in Berkeley after receiving reports about a possible gunman. (April 21, 2017)

    Berkeley police on Friday announced that a search for a possibly armed man  ended and that the scene was secure.

    A shelter-in-place order was originally implemented around 4:45 p.m. before being called off around 7 p.m., according to Berkeley police.

    Residents along the 2200 block of McKinley Avenue, 1800 block of Allston Way, 1800 block of Bancroft Way and 2200 block of Grant Street were asked to stay inside their homes, according to police. Others were asked to avoid the area.

    Berkwood Hedge Elementary School was also placed on lockdown due to the police activity. Students participating in the school's after-school program were guarded by police officers.

    Further information was not available at the time.

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