What follows below is the text, in its entirety, of an Alameda Police Department community alert via the Nixle system…
Today at 11:58 a.m., Alameda police officers responded to Edison School (2700 Buena Vista Avenue) in regards to a suspicious male adult who was on the campus. School staff members called APD to report the male appeared to be confused and agitated as he stood outside the school’s office for no apparent reason. At one point, the male (a non-alameda resident) approached a teacher and tried to steal their property without success. The male then walked into the office, approached an office employee, and tried to steal their property as well. The male grabbed the office employee and began pulling the employee outside with him.
Upon the arrival of officers, the male released the office employee and immediately charged at the officers. The male began to fight officers in an extended altercation. It took a total of six officers to physically restrain the male.
The male had no contact with students before or during the incident which was isolated to the school’s office area. School staff had initiated a “lockdown” of the school, before police officers arrived, and students were taken into the nearest classrooms. It appears the male has no ties to any of the school’s students and the exact reason why he went to the school is unknown.
At least one officer sustained injury while trying to detain the male.
The male was subsequently arrested for robbery, kidnapping, resisting arrest, battery upon an officer, and he was also determined to be under the influence of a controlled substance.