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Calls From Community Members Leads to An Arrest of a Person Brandishing a Replica Firearm

Date Posted: October 29th, 2021 @ 6:31 PM
Last Updated: October 29th, 2021 @ 6:42 PM
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The Oakland Police Department (OPD) is investigating an incident of a man armed with a firearm in public. The incident occurred on October 28, 2021, just after 1:30 PM, in the area of Skyline Boulevard and Joaquin Miller Road.

Several community members called OPD’s Communications Division to report a man walking in public armed with a rifle. OPD Air Support Unit (ARGUS) located the suspect from above and observed the individual, pointing what appeared to be a rifle in their direction.

Officers on the ground took safety precautions, directing vehicle and pedestrian traffic away from the scene. Officers on the ground located the individual and established communication. The officers gave verbal commands for the suspect to surrender. The individual complied and was taken into custody safely.

During the preliminary investigation, officers determined the rifle to be a replica firearm, incapable of firing live ammunition. The suspect was arrested for brandishing the replica rifle at officers in ARGUS.

Anyone who has information regarding this information is encouraged to contact the Oakland Police Department Felony Assault Unit at (510) 238-3426.