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Oakland Police Fire Beanbag Rounds at Suspect with Replica Gun in BART Station

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A man brandishing a replica handgun in downtown Oakland was arrested after being chased into a BART station and subdued with less-lethal munitions Thursday evening, according to Oakland police. Police responded to reports of a man armed with a handgun in the area of 14th and Franklin streets.

When officers arrived they saw the man with what appeared to be a gun in the waistband of his pants, according to Oakland police Lt. Mike Weisenberg. When the officers approached the man, he ran into the nearby 12th Street BART station. The officers pursued him there and when he failed to comply with police orders they used beanbag rounds fired from a shotgun to subdue him, police spokesman Officer Frank Bonifacio said.

The man was arrested on suspicion of brandishing a firearm and resisting arrest. The gun he was carrying was found at the scene and determined to be a replica, Bonifacio said. The police action caused delays on the BART system until shortly before 7 p.m.

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