Police In Standoff With Possibly Armed Suspect at Jack London Inn

By: Ja'Mein Beale - Fri, 13 Apr 2012 15:26:42 -0800

OAKLAND (BCN)--A potentially armed suspect is barricaded in a hotel near Oakland's Jack London Square Friday afternoon, according to police and  witnesses nearby.
     
The suspect is barricaded in the 400 block of Embarcadero West,  Oakland police spokeswoman Officer Johnna Watson said.
     
A man armed with a gun apparently ran into the Jack London Inn at  444 Embarcadero West at about 11:15 a.m., according to Mandie Cheek, who  works at the Home of Chicken & Waffles restaurant located next door to the  hotel. Cheek said police came into the restaurant to tell employees about the  incident.
     
Customers inside the restaurant were allowed to leave around 12:30  p.m., but employees remained inside, Cheek said.
     
Police had closed off the 400 block of Embarcadero West as well as  other nearby streets as of 1 p.m., she said.
     
Police were not immediately available to provide more information  about the standoff.
 
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