Police in standoff with armed man in N. Calif.

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Posted: Sep 10, 2011 3:42 AM
Police in standoff with armed man in N. Calif.

Police are in a standoff with an armed suspect disguised as a film character who is holed up inside an Office Depot store in northern California.

Police tell the Oakland Tribune that http://bit.ly/oQ4b9g four employees had been held hostage late Friday but were released unharmed.

Officers responded to the Emeryville store when they received a report shortly before 9:45 p.m. that it had been left open.

They shut down streets in the area and closed off the parking lots that surround the cluster of large stores on the Emeryville-Oakland border.

Police described the suspect as wearing a mask from the action film "V for Vendetta" and armed with a handgun.

There have been no reports of any injuries.

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Information from: The Oakland Tribune, http://www.oaklandtribune.com