At least eight police cars were on scene when a man was hooded and taken into custody by Berkeley police on Southside early Thursday evening.
The incident occurred near the intersection of Dwight Way and Telegraph Ave. at about 7:15 p.m. The man resisted as he was restrained by officers from the Berkeley Police Department, who placed a brown hood over his head before carrying him into a squad car.
“The whole thing was really … bizarre,” said Berkeley resident Nathan Pitts, who witnessed part of the incident. “It was not a normal arrest by any standards.”
Berkeley police could not be immediately reached for comment.
J.D. Morris is an assistant news editor.