Update, 1 p.m., from the Albany Police Department:
At about 12:45 a.m. Wednesday morning Albany Police received a report of a person inside an apartment building at the corner of Brighton and Kains Aves threatening to shoot two pedestrians on the street, and then firing at them with an unknown weapon, possibly a BB gun. The victims then heard the suspect say that he had a “carbine.” The suspect remained in his residential apartment and was not responsive to police attempts to contact him. During attempts to contact the suspect, officers on scene observed him walking around inside his apartment with a rifle.
With the assistance of officers from the El Cerrito, Kensington and Berkeley police departments, the area of Brighton and Kains was cordoned off. The apartment complex residential units were evacuated for public safety while officers continued attempts to establish communication with the suspect inside. Residents were evacuated to the Albany Community Center where they were provided shelter and refreshments.
At about 8 a.m., the Albany Police Department’s Tactical Response Team entered the premises and arrested the lone suspect (Kent Stinson, 62) without incident. A .22 caliber rifle and ammunition, as well as a BB gun pistol believed to have been used to damage the victim’s car during the incident initially reported to police, were recovered from the apartment.
No one was injured in the incident.
Update, 12 p.m.: Karina Tindol of the Albany Police Department said that one person is in custody and that officers recovered BB guns from the home on the corner of Brighton and Kains Avenues where the standoff occurred.
Original Post, 9 a.m.: Albany police resolved a standoff near the corner of Brighton and Kains avenues Wednesday morning, according to an officer on the scene.
Shortly after midnight, a 911 caller reported that someone had fired shots on the street. Officers closed parts of Brighton Avenue while attempting to coax the alleged shooter from a house, according to the Contra Costa Times.
The police activity did not interrupt the morning routine at Albany High School eight blocks away. In a message to parents, principal Ted Barone said that the police department did not believe nearby schools were in danger.