SWAT team responds to incident in East Oakland

OAKLAND — Police shut down a stretch of a major boulevard early Wednesday, because of a SWAT team response, police said.

Details of the incident were not available immediately, but a police confirmed that they have closed MacArthur Boulevard between Laguna and Coolidge avenues in both directions, a distance of about a half-mile.

Police confirmed a SWAT team response around 6:45 a.m. but did not say what the call regarded.

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