- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Police said Wednesday a man is firing shots sporadically from a San Diego apartment building, but so far no one has been reported hurt.

A man armed with what authorities say could be a long-range rifle allegedly fired gunshots in the Bankers Hill neighborhood, prompting a standoff with police, a local ABC News affiliate reported.

Lt. Scott Wahl said police responding to a domestic violence call heard gunshots at the complex in the upscale neighborhood near Little Italy shortly after 9 a.m. Wednesday, The Associated Press reported.

Local news outlets reported that a SWAT team was deployed to the scene. Emergency radio indicated the suspect may have fired a gun at a police dog, Fox News’s San Diego affiliate reported.

Police described the gunman as 32 years old, 5 feet 11 inches, and about 290 pounds with black hair, RT News reported.

Police told CNN the man fired a high-powered rifle and came “within inches” of hitting police.

The suspect was holed up in an apartment complex in the 2400 block of Brant St. Authorities had the building surrounded and had shut down surrounding roads.

Two nearby schools were on lockdown as of 10:30 a.m. local time., and residents were advised to shelter in place.

San Diego International Airport, also known as Lindbergh Field, issued a “full ground stop” as arriving and departing flights typically fly directly over the Bankers Hill neighborhood, Fox reported.



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