Man Firing Rifle From Apartment Suspends Flights In San Diego
Incoming flights have been suspended at the San Diego International Airport due to a man allegedly firing a high-powered rifle from a nearby apartment window.
San Diego Police responded to a domestic violence call at an apartment at 2445 Brant St. in the Bankers Hill area shortly after 9 a.m. this morning, NBC San Diego reports. Police say that when they arrived, they were greeted with gunfire coming from an apartment window. The shots continued until after 10 a.m. and the standoff is ongoing. Authorities say there is one suspect, who has been described as a 32-year-old man, who is currently barricaded in a one-bedroom apartment. The woman who was involved in the initial call is safe with authorities, according to San Diego Police Lt. Scott Wahl, the San Diego Union-Tribute reports.
The San Diego International Airport is 1.6 miles away from the location of the standoff, and according to FAA spokesman Ian Gregor, the airport's approach path goes over the apartment. Planes are still being allowed to take off from the airport. Several surrounding streets have been closed—including Curlew, Albatross, Front and Brant streets—and nearby Washington Elementary School and City Tree Christian School are on lockdown. Some residents of the apartment have been evacuated, while other residents and neighbors have been advised to take cover, KTLA reports. One witness said he's heard about 30 shots fired since the standoff began.