Oakland International Airport Terminal 1 Reopens After Authorities Resolve Incident Involving Armed Man

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Oakland International Airport's Terminal 1 reopened Tuesday morning after authorities resolved an incident involving a man armed with a knife.

Deputies responded to the airport's terminal early Tuesday and evacuated the building as they contacted the armed man, who was near the baggage claim area, sheriff's officials said.

The man was threatening to hurt himself, sheriff's officials said, and deputies and crisis negotiators were speaking with the man to get him help. He was not threatening anyone else.

After negotiating, deputies deployed a Taser on the man. A sheriff's sergeant engaged in a struggle and was able to grab hold of the knife.

The man suffered minor injuries to his neck and was taken to a local hospital shortly after.

"We are proud that our deputies were able to safely resolve this incident using de-escalation and a great deal of patience," sheriff's officials said on Twitter.

Port of Oakland officials said flights with Alaska, Delta, Frontier and Hawaiian airlines were impacted during the incident. They did not specify how long the flights were delayed or whether there were cancellations.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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