Novato law enforcement officials are in a standoff on the Hamilton Market that started about 7 a.m. right this moment with a person in a automobile who threatened hurt to himself and others, and who may need a protracted gun.
Armed officers have the automobile surrounded on the Safeway fuel station as they try to get the person to get out.
The standoff has closed the close by Safeway retailer and McDonald’s restaurant, and had occupants of the Courtyard by Marriott lodge on Hamilton Parkway suggested to shelter in place.
The incident started about 7 a.m. when a person grew to become upset over obvious confusion with the cost system whereas on the 76 fuel station on Ignacio Drive, based on Novato Lt. Sasha D’Amico. The clerk mentioned that he threatened to hurt himself and others, and poured gasoline on himself. The person drove off in his pickup truck and the clerk notified police.
Police noticed the automobile shortly after and pursued it to the Safeway station. Officers approached the truck at gunpoint however backed away once they noticed what regarded like the tip of a protracted gun inside a bag within the automobile.
The priority prompted a mass response together with Novato and San Rafael police, with disaster negotiators and a SWAT crew, and the Novato Hearth Division. Barricades had been positioned across the Safeway fuel station space.
Police despatched a robotic with a cellphone as much as the window of the truck, however the man inside didn’t attempt to attain for it.
The person was recognized for previous “disaster incidents,” D’Amico mentioned. His members of the family who reside in Novato had been contacted by police.
finish has closted he v, others and will have tried to set himself on fireplace on the 76 gasoline station on Ignacio Drive in Novato.
The topic barricaded himself inside a automobile in entrance of the Safeway. There are studies he’s armed with a rifle or shotgun, police mentioned.
The realm has been evacuated and closed. The general public is suggested to keep away from Safeway and the buying heart.
Disaster negotiators are on scene and the SWAT crew has been activated.