Berkeley police respond to potentially armed suspect, close part of San Pablo Avenue


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Berkeley Police Department officers responded Thursday to a person allegedly throwing glass into the street on the 3000 block of San Pablo Avenue, leading to street closures.

San Pablo Avenue experienced traffic delays due to police activity, according to a BPD Nixle alert sent around 1 p.m. According to spokesperson Officer Byron White, BPD officers were called to the scene upon a report alleging a person in their apartment was throwing glass through their own windows and onto the street below. When an officer responded to the call, the individual allegedly made statements that led the officer to believe they were armed.

White said BPD wanted to avoid traffic moving through the area while officers speak or negotiate with the person.

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The visual originally accompanying this article depicted the 3000 block of San Pablo Avenue, Oakland. In fact, the incident took place at the 3000 block of San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley.