OAKLAND (KTVU) - A man was taken into custody late Sunday night after a high-speed chase through the East Bay that ended in West Oakland, where officers had their guns drawn and crowds were cheering and screaming on the sidewalk.
The California Highway Patrol did not identify the man, but said he was armed and on parole for an unspecified homicide. Oakland police would not elaborate, other to say that no gun was recovered.
Video at the scene showed CHP officers chasing a white Dodge SUV beginning at 10 p.m. on multiple freeways through Berkeley, San Pablo and Oakland. Witnesses said the Dodge looked like it was going faster than 100 mph.
The chase ended at 24th and Adeline streets at the border of Emeryville about 11 p.m. Swarms of officers were seen holding guns and rifles, as the crowd cheered.
The man was taken into custody without incident. But it’s unclear what led to the chase or what he was arrested for. It also wasn’t immediately apparent why the crowd was cheering. One man who lives in the neighborhood described the scene as a "circus."