Reader Phillip writes:

I was wondering if you might be able to help figure out a mystery.  I was at dinner at Five in the Hotel Shattuck Plaza tonight and there was quite a bit of security presence.  There were several suited men with earpieces in the corner of the restaurant looking around, several of the same men outside with several uniformed police officers and several black SUVs.  Eventually they rushed someone out of a conference room in the hotel and whisked him off without me being able to get a good look.  With your finger on the pulse of Berkeley, we were hoping that you might have a lead!

Can any reader help Phillip solve his mystery?

Lance Knobel (Berkeleyside co-founder) has been a journalist for nearly 40 years. Much of his career was in business journalism. He was editor-in-chief of both Management Today, the leading business magazine...