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.
Berkwood Hedge Elementary School in Berkeley in lockdown. After school program. Man with gun search in neighborhood. #Berkeley pic.twitter.com/7ElsIraZmK — Thom Jensen (@ThomNBCBayArea) April 22, 2017
Berkeley PD shutoff 4 square blocks. Looking for 18-20 yr old man with gun. No shots fired. Suspect reportedly ran from police #Berkeley pic.twitter.com/ljZTVg9kWI — Thom Jensen (@ThomNBCBayArea) April 22, 2017