Police in Oakland on Wednesday deployed a BearCat on three occasions to potentially dangerous calls for service.
On Wednesday at 11:01 a.m., officers with the Oakland Police Department responded to the 800 block of 60th Street on a report of a suspect who threatened a family member with a firearm.
Police utilized a BearCat, a wheeled armored personnel carrier, and another armored SUV to the scene to help deal with a barricaded suspect, who officers were later able to detain.
At 6:45 p.m., officers responded to the 2300 block of High Street on a report of a domestic battery incident.
Police received information the suspect had stabbed a neighbor and fled into a residence.
Officers utilized the BearCat to make announcements, and the suspect eventually exited the residence and was taken into custody. At 7:16 p.m., officers were in the area of 69th Avenue when they heard gunshots and observed a vehicle fleeing the area.
The driver of the vehicle then parked and fled into nearby yards. Police utilized the BearCat and an armored SUV as they set up a perimeter and conducted the search for the individual.
There were no reported injuries to officers, community members or suspects during the deployments, police said.