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    Suspect Rams Gate at Oakland Airport Tarmac, Flees on Foot

    Authorities in Oakland were searching for a suspect near Oakland International Airport Sunday after he led a vehicle pursuit, rammed a gate to the airport tarmac and fled on foot, according to the Alameda County Sheriff's Office. Ali Wolf reports. (Published Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019)

    Coast Guard crews recovered a body Monday morning in the bay near the Oakland Estuary, and the sheriff's office confirmed it belonged to the suspect who rammed a gate at Oakland International Airport Sunday and fled toward the water.

    The suspect's name has not been released, sheriff's officials said.

    The recovery comes a day after multiple agencies searched for the suspect who authorities said led a vehicle pursuit, rammed a gate to the Oakland airport tarmac before likely jumping into the water surrounding the airport, the Alameda County Sheriff's Office said.

    Sunday's pursuit began around noon when an Alameda County sheriff's deputy tried to pull over the vehicle for running a stop sign, sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Ray Kelly said. The pickup proceeded down an airport access road and rammed a gate at more than 50 mph, officials said.

    He then exited the truck and ran toward the bay, sheriff's officials said, apparently jumping into the water. The search included boats, helicopters, dogs and drones, the sheriff's office said.

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