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Man arrested for assault after early a.m. standoff

Bay Cities News Service
Tuesday December 04, 2001

Police in Berkeley say that a domestic disturbance led to the arrest of two people on suspicion of assault in what is being considered a minor standoff situation. 

Police Lt. Cynthia Harris said that officers responded to the 2300 block of Ninth Street at about 5:30 a.m. Monday to investigate reports of an argument between a man and a woman.  

When officers arrived the man barricaded himself inside the house, Harris said. 

A neighbor told police that the suspect had several firearms inside the house, but the suspect did not threaten to shoot anyone, Harris said. 

The 52-year-old suspect surrendered to police at about 6:45 without incident. He and the woman, who is 48, were taken into custody and booked on assault charges, Harris said.