OAKLAND -- Police have arrested a suspected carjacker who was in a standoff with police and holed up in an East Oakland apartment for more than five hours Tuesday.
The 17-year-old surrendered at 3:50 p.m. and was arrested without incident; police still need to sort out what charges he will face, said Oakland police spokeswoman Johnna Watson.
Police did not release the boy's name.
The incident began about 10:25 a.m. when Oakland police spotted a vehicle taken during an armed carjacking. It is believed the carjacking happened in Oakland, but that had not been confirmed Tuesday afternoon.
Police pursued the vehicle to the 2100 block of East 24th Street where two people ran from the car -- the boy into an apartment there and another male into nearby yards.
There were people in the East 24th Street apartment but they were allowed to leave. Police evacuated other units in the complex. Residents will be allowed back in their apartments by nightfall, police said.
Dozens of police, including SWAT officers, were on scene for many hours Tuesday and several surrounding streets were closed while authorities searched and negotiated with the suspect inside the apartment. The second suspect has not been located.
The Oakland police helicopter and canines from other police agencies assisted in the search. Motorists and pedestrians were asked to avoid the area Tuesday afternoon.