Seven Hour Police Standoff Ends Peacefully

Seven Hour Police Standoff Ends Peacefully

Several Alameda Police Department (APD) officers were involved in an hours-long standoff with a suspect on Wednesday, Sept. 13, for a trespassing incident.

When officers arrived at the scene on the 400 block of Stardust Place around 8:30 a.m. they encountered two individuals barricaded inside of a vehicle on private property, according to an APD statement. Officers learned that the adult male, Franklin Duarte, 25, had an outstanding warrant for domestic violence involving the other party inside the vehicle, while the other occupant appeared as if they were being held against their will. The identity of the person in the vehicle was not released.

The Alameda Police Department Critical Incident Response Team was called, which included specially trained crisis negotiators to help peacefully and safely resolve the incident.

After more than seven hours, officers peacefully resolved the incident. An adult male was arrested and booked into Santa Rita Jail for trespassing, outstanding warrants, and a restraining order violation. Duarte is still being held at Santa Rita Jail on $15,000 bail as of Friday, Sept. 15, according to the Alameda County Inmate Locator.

In addition to APD’s Critical Incident Response Team, the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office and the Alameda Fire Department Tactical Medics offered additional support.