Police standoff with armed suspect near SF high school

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A road near a high school was blocked off due to a police standoff on Wednesday. 

According to the San Francisco Police Department, officers responded to the area near Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory (SHCP) High School at around 12:22 p.m. after an armed suspect locked himself inside his vehicle. 

As of 3:45 p.m., the standoff has been resolved. 

The male suspect was removed from his car, and streets have been reopened. 

Earlier in the afternoon, officers conducted a high-risk vehicle stop and tried to contact the suspect. They were trying to get him out of the car and surrender. 

SFPD managed to use non-lethal force to get the suspect into custody. 

SFPD told SHCP students and faculty that they do not need shelter in place, according to Dean of Students Mario Sazo. Classes and pickups proceeded as normal.


Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.

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