Man hooded by police, taken into custody on Southside

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.