Patti (whipartist) wrote,
Patti
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1:40 a.m. update

I just walked downstairs and had a chat wit one of the nice police officers stationed in front of my building. The dude is still barricaded inside the condo, and he still has the woman and both children as hostages.

The Oakland Police Department seems to be handling this quite professionally, at least the pieces of it that I've seen. They've all been very pleasant, helpful, and informative even when people weren't being all that nice to them. I'm very glad that I'm not one of the people who can't get home, though! When I was downstairs, one of the officers was explaining to a couple that no, he couldn't let them go down the street to their building but the Red Cross was set up about a block away to provide support services.
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