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Concord Police Take Subject into Custody After Sunvalley Mall Locked Down

by ECT

The Concord Police Department responded to the Sunvalley Shopping Center at approximently 2:45 pm after a person was carrying some type of bag with the threat of using a firearm. By 4:40 pm, the suspect was taken into custody.

The incident prompted a large police response including the Concord Police, Pleasant Hill Police and the Contra Costa County Sheriffs Office while employees and shoppers were evacuated or advised to shelter in place.

Here is the press release issued by Concord Police:

OCTOBER 5, 2022

At approximately 2:45pm, Concord PD received a call from Sunvalley Shopping Center Security who advised there was a male subject inside the mall, on the upper level near JC Penney, acting strangely and in possession of a small duffle bag.

Security reported the subject mentioned to them that he had a firearm and would use it if approached, although no firearm had been seen.

Officers arrived and began evacuating the mall with the assistance of mall security. Containment of the male subject was established by CPD Officers and Contra Costa County Sheriff Deputies who responded to assist. Officers maintained visual contact of the male subject, who remained stationary.

After the mall was cleared of patrons, a drone was used to fly inside the mall in order to establish verbal communication with the male subject. He subsequently surrendered to officers, at approximately 4:45pm, and was taken into custody without incident.

No firearm or other weapon was located.

The mall reopened a short time later.

The investigation is still ongoing.


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