Berkeley police arrest Oakland man on suspicion of indecent exposure

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Berkeley Police Department officers responded to a report that a man had exposed his genitals in Southwest Berkeley, according to a Nixle alert released Tuesday afternoon.

About 7:43 p.m. Friday, BPD received a report that a man had exposed his genitals to two women and an 8-year-old in front of a children’s play center on the 2900 block of Seventh Street.

According to the alert, an officer found the suspect carrying a metal pole near Potter and Seventh streets. When the officer tried to detain the suspect, the suspect swung the metal pole at the office — narrowly missing the officer’s head. The suspect ran away when additional authorities arrived but was detained a couple of blocks away.

The suspect, a 25-year-old male Oakland resident, was arrested on suspicion of annoying or molesting a minor, assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer, indecent exposure and resisting arrest.

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