All lanes of Interstate Highway 880 have reopened in Fremont after a shutdown triggered by a police search for a suspect in a violent crime.
Fremont police and the California Highway Patrol closed the freeway ¼ mile south and ¼ mile north of Mowry Avenue in both directions shortly after 8 p.m. Thursday.
The suspect, who was thought to be hiding in bushes along the freeway, is described as a black male adult, 20 years old, 5 feet 8 inches tall and 155 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes.
He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, blue jeans and black shoes.
Anyone who believes they have seen the suspect should call 911 immediately and not approach him, as he is considered armed and dangerous.
Conclusion: The search has ended. Reliable information developed has led us to believe that the suspect is no longer in the area. — Fremont Police Dept (@FremontPD) October 17, 2014
Due to the violent nature of the crime, FPD's SWAT team is heading up the search. CHP air support has also been requested. — Fremont Police Dept (@FremontPD) October 17, 2014
Armed and dangerous individual is a suspect in a violent crime that occurred in our community. — Fremont Police Dept (@FremontPD) October 17, 2014