Armed suspect barricaded inside home in San Jose, police say

Officers swarmed a San Jose neighborhood on Monday for a man in possession of a handgun, authorities said. 

According to the San Jose Police Department, the suspect fled from officers on foot in the area of S White Road and Alum Rock Avenue. 

Officers said a handgun was visible in from the suspect's waistband. SJPD first posted about the incident on Twitter at 1:36 p.m. 

At around 6:03 p.m., San Jose police said the suspect barricaded himself inside a residence on Miller Avenue. Officers evacuated about a dozen residents from several homes in the area. 

Police have at least two armored tactical vehicles outside the home. They used flashbang grenades to get the suspect to come out of the house. Instead, three other people came out from the house. It is not known if those three people had any connection to the suspect.  

Both directions of Alum Rock Avenue are closed to traffic between Viewmont Ave & S White Rd.

The suspect is described as either a white or Hispanic male, between 20-30 years old, wearing dark clothing and a black hat.