Standoff Between Oakland Police and Gunman Ends Peacefully

The suspect was holed up in a home with two young children and a rifle, police said

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Police in Oakland have taken a suspect into custody Wednesday after a standoff at a home with two young children inside, authorities said.

Police negotiated with the barricaded man who had been firing a rifle out of a window on Harmon Avenue, according to officials. Police learned later he had two young children inside with him.

At about 5:35 a.m., officers responded to the 5700 block of Harmon Ave. on a report that a gunman with a rifle was firing out of a window at a patrol officer, police said. More officers arrived and surrounded the home.

The man's wife got out of the home and was cooperating with police.

The man eventually surrendered peacefully and was taken into police custody. The children, ages six and eight, were reportedly unharmed.

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