A report of a domestic dispute on Cornell Avenue in Albany on Sunday led to a nearly seven-hour standoff with police, authorities said.
Police received a report just after 4 p.m. of a domestic dispute involving a 52-year-old Albany mother and family friends, said Sgt. Art Pagsolingan of the .
When police responded, the woman, who was said to have a knife, barricaded herself inside the home in the 1000 block of Cornell Avenue, he said.
The woman did not respond to attempts to call her on the phone.
Residents alerted Albany Patch to the police activity on Cornell, just north of the Berkeley border.
One resident said during the incident that Cornell was partially blocked off to traffic, and that youth were safely removed from the home.
Pagsolingan said the woman's teenage daughter and an unrelated juvenile boy, along with another teenage girl, were inside the home when the incident was reported.
According to a neighbor on Cornell, two homes were evacuated and police set up nearby with "guns ready" while they responded to the call.
Pagsolingan said police ultimately secured a warrant to go inside the home and found the woman unconcious just before 11 p.m. Indications of alcohol use were found at the scene, he said.
The woman was taken by ambulance to a hospital, he said, where she was set to be held until she was medically and psychologically screened prior to her arrest.
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