FAIRVIEW — A married couple were arrested Wednesday morning after authorities ended a six-hour standoff with the husband, who had barricaded himself in his home with his wife and two children.
The couple, Adrian Shum, 26, and Anne Shum, were arrested on suspicion of child endangerment and resisting arrest, Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Dave Dickson said. They may face other charges after an investigation is complete. “It was a domestic dispute that went bad,” Dickson said.
Sheriff’s deputies responded to a 4:45 a.m. call from grandparents who also were living in the home in the 3300 block of Jamie Way, just off Kelly Street in unincorporated Hayward. The grandparents awoke to screams from a woman and later found that the man had locked himself in a room with his wife and their two children, a 2-year-old and a 4-month-old.
Authorities were led to believe that the possibly armed man was holding his wife and children hostage. Authorities made contact with the man, who refused to come out of the home. During the standoff, members of a Hayward Police Department tactical team outside the home made eye contact with the woman, who then made an obscene gesture. “At that point in the standoff it was very apparent that she would be very uncooperative,” Dickson said.
The Sheriff’s Office’s tactical team was unavailable because it was part of the security detail for President Barack Obama’s visit to Fremont on Wednesday morning. The Hayward tactical team at 10:50 a.m. entered the home and found the couple in the living room. They were arrested after a brief struggle with police. A shotgun was recovered nearby, and the children were found in the living room unharmed, Dickson said. The children are now with the grandparents, and Child Protective Services is investigating the case.