ANTIOCH, Calif. (AP) – A carjacker surrendered peacefully Wednesday after releasing two hostages who were held in a tense standoff with police at a convenience store in Northern California, authorities said.
The incident began when police in cruisers and helicopter chased a man in a stolen car until he crashed near the store then ducked inside as an officer fired a shot, Antioch police said.READ MORE: Forest Service Reopens All National Forests In California
The man then took the two people hostage.
Officers from multiple police agencies surrounded the building with guns drawn. One hostage was released and the other remained inside for another hour before the suspect agreed to surrender.
He came out with his arms up, lay face down in the parking lot and was quickly handcuffed. No injuries were reported.READ MORE: Cigarette Possibly Caused Fire At North Sacramento Home, Firefighters Say
Police did not immediately release the suspect’s name.
The standoff caused traffic jams throughout the area after police closed portions of a busy highway and surrounding surface streets.
Antioch is about 45 miles northeast of San Francisco.MORE NEWS: Wrong-Way Driver Suspected Of DUI In Crash That Killed Passenger On Hwy. 99
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