OAKLAND, Calif. (KRON) — The Coliseum BART station was shut down Sunday afternoon due to a standoff, officials said. After an hours-long standoff that included the deployment of gas, the BART station at 7200 San Leandro Street reopened later in the evening around 7 p.m.
The driver, who was the suspect in the standoff, barricaded himself in his vehicle as officers negotiated for him to surrender, police said. Video (above) shows police deploying a flash bang and gas in response.
He is connected to an armed robbery around 11:30 a.m. at an unidentified business on the 1000 block of MacArthur Boulevard in San Leandro, according to the San Leandro Police Department (SLPD).
Around 2 p.m., officers spotted the suspect, who was driving a silver Hyundai two-door hatchback, near Washington Avenue and Lewlling Boulevard. SLPD said officers tried to stop the suspect, but he rammed into one of the police cars in order to escape.
The Hyundai was reported stolen as officers went on a car chase, SLPD said. The chase led both parties to Oakland where the Hyundai was eventually disabled near the Coliseum BART station where the standoff began.
The standoff went on for over three hours. Police asked the driver to exit his vehicle and surrender. The unidentified suspect was eventually arrested peacefully around 7 p.m.
KRON4 was at the scene, and you can see gas was deployed by police in the standoff (below).
Police did not identify the arrested suspect. SLPD is the lead agency in this standoff with the Oakland Police Department assisting.