SAN JOSE – Officers were involved in a standoff with a possibly armed man Monday evening in San Jose’s Alum Rock neighborhood.

The episode started about 1:35 p.m., when a man with a handgun in his waistband ran from officers in the area of South White Road and Alum Rock Avenue, the San Jose Police Department said in a social media post.

Both directions of Alum Rock Avenue were closed between South White Road and Viewmont Avenue while officers searched for the man.

Officers tracked the man to a residence on Millar Avenue, where he remained barricaded as of 6 p.m., police said.

Police said surrounding homes have been evacuated and the road closure remains in place.

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