Gunman arrested after Oakland hostage standoff in Oakland

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) —

A man wanted on suspicion of a double killling was arrested Thursday after a standoff at an Oakland shoe store where he held an employee hostage for hours, police said.

The man was taken into custody at around 5 p.m. His name wasn't immediately released.

Nobody was injured.

The man, who was wanted in connection with two killings in Oakland, had a gun and barricaded himself inside the store on High Street at around 11:15 a.m., police said.

After hours of negotiations with police, the gunman released the hostage shortly before 2 p.m., police said.

The man fired at least six shots inside the store before peacefully surrendering, police said.

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