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Oakland police deploy armored vehicle three times in one day


Police in Oakland on Wednesday deployed a BearCat on three occasions to potentially dangerous calls for service.

On Wednesday at 11:01 a.m., officers with the Oakland Police Department responded to the 800 block of 60th Street on a report of a suspect who threatened a family member with a firearm.

Police utilized a BearCat, a wheeled armored personnel carrier, and another armored SUV to the scene to help deal with a barricaded suspect, who officers were later able to detain.

At 6:45 p.m., officers responded to the 2300 block of High Street on a report of a domestic battery incident.

Police received information the suspect had stabbed a neighbor and fled into a residence.

Officers utilized the BearCat to make announcements, and the suspect eventually exited the residence and was taken into custody. At 7:16 p.m., officers were in the area of 69th Avenue when they heard gunshots and observed a vehicle fleeing the area.

The driver of the vehicle then parked and fled into nearby yards. Police utilized the BearCat and an armored SUV as they set up a perimeter and conducted the search for the individual.

There were no reported injuries to officers, community members or suspects during the deployments, police said.

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