Sacto 9-1-1
October 4, 2013
MLK Jr. Boulevard reopened after Sacramento police activity wraps up

Sacramento police have reopened Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to traffic after SWAT officers found no armed subject in an Oak Park house they surrounded earlier this afternoon.

The police activity was focused on a home in the 3700 block of 19th Avenue, said police Officer Doug Morse. Residents in the area reported hearing gunfire that they believed was coming from that home shortly after noon.

It was not known how many people were in the home or whether the person was still in the home, Morse said. Officers had not confirmed the presence of a gun in the home but were operating under that assumption, given the reports of gunfire, he said.

However, when officers searched the home shortly after 4:30 p.m. they found no one inside, Morse said.

The boulevard was closed between 16th and 20th avenues as police conducted a "controlled release" of Christian Brothers High School and Oak Ridge Elementary. The campuses were not locked down, but police were monitoring the area as parents and students move to and from the schools.

Officers broke down their perimeter and reopened the boulevard shortly before 5 p.m.

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