VIDEO: Suspect in custody after standoff on Valencia Street in San Francisco

 

 

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — A shelter-in-place had been issued on busy Valencia Street in San Francisco due to police activity, but the suspect is now in custody according to police.

It was happening between 16th and 17th streets in the 500 block of Valencia Street. A person with a gun had barricaded him or herself in a building.

The suspect stepped into the hallway and officers took him or her into custody.

The suspect, a 60-year-old woman, has been taken to the hospital for evaluation, police said.

The shelter-in-place has been lifted.

The SFPD Special Operations Bureau was checking the apartment for weapons and anything that might be hazardous.

The police activity started at around 2 p.m. Police were trying to negotiate with the barricaded suspect.

The call came in after someone doing pest control work in the building went to an apartment. The apartment’s resident pulled a gun and the exterminator fled, Sgt. Michael Andraychak said.

People were being asked to avoid the area. No cars or pedestrians were being allowed in.

The closure of the busy thoroughfare was causing heavy traffic in the area.

San Francisco Municipal railway buses were being rerouted.

Independent movie venue the Roxie Theater wrote on Twitter that they were in the shelter-in-place area, but police are allowing them to escort patrons to the theater from the corner of 16th and Albion streets for their 7 p.m. screening of “Uncle Howard.”

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