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An armed stolen car suspect who barricaded himself inside an East Oakland house and fired at Alameda County sheriff’s deputies on Monday night surrendered to police early this morning, a police spokeswoman said. The suspect, who fled from sheriff’s deputies earlier Monday and took several hostages in the home in the 500 block of High Street, surrendered at around 3 a.m. today, Officer Johnna Watson said.
No one was injured during the standoff, Watson said. The three hostages were released earlier in the evening but the standoff continued for several more hours while police and sheriff’s deputies surrounded the house. The incident began at around 8 p.m. Monday near the corner of 41st Avenue and International Boulevard when sheriff’s deputies attempted to stop three suspects in a vehicle that was reported stolen, Watson said.
After a brief pursuit, the three suspects fled the vehicle on foot. One of the occupants was detained by police but has not been arrested, one remains unaccounted for, and the third barricaded himself inside a house in the 500 block of High Street, Watson said. The barricaded man fired a shot at a sheriff’s deputy but no one was injured, sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. J.D. Nelson said.
Two hostages, a woman and a child, were released by 10 p.m. and a man was held hostage until he was released shortly before midnight, Watson said. After the suspect surrendered, police entered and searched the house and determined that there were no other hostages.The suspect knows the man who lives in the house, but to what extent and what their relationship is has not yet been determined, Watson said.
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