Police are in a standoff with an active shooter near the San Diego airport, prompting the Federal Aviation Administration to cancel incoming flights.
According to the San Diego Tribune, police have flooded the Bankers Hill section of the city and are working to isolate the shooter, who is holed up in an apartment complex.
The incident is taking place near Washington Elementary School, which has been placed on lock down.
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FAA spokesman Ian Gregor stated the reason inbound flights have been cancelled is because the apartment complex is on the airport’s approach path. Outbound flights are still being permitted. The incident originated when police were responding to a domestic violence call from the complex around 9 a.m. Wednesday morning. As they approached the apartment, which is in an upscale neighborhood of the city, someone opened fire. The San Diego Tribune reports that SWAT officers were later seen shooting teargas canisters through roof hatches of the apartment building. “Authorities asked people in the area to stay inside and keep away from windows as they surrounded the complex. Dozens of officers with assault rifles were seen running down the street, and gunshots were heard,” Fox News reports. “He’s shooting in all different directions,” Lt. Scott Wahl said. “But we have him contained inside the building.”
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