Suspect rammed gate at Oakland International Airport and drove onto tarmac, officials say

Authorities are searching for a suspect who, while fleeing Alameda County Sheriff’s deputies, rammed a gate and drove onto the tarmac at Oakland International Airport on Sunday afternoon.

The Twitter account for the sheriff’s department posted about the incident and said the suspect fled on foot and may have jumped into the water surrounding the airport.

The Oakland Police Department and the California Highway Patrol are helping with the search, according to the sheriff’s department.

There is “no active threat to air traffic,” the department wrote.

This story is developing and details will be added as they emerge.

Drew Costley is an SFGATE editorial assistant. Email: | Twitter: @drewcostley

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