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San Diego Shooter Arrested as Standoff That Held Up Flights Ends

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By    |   Thursday, 05 Nov 2015 01:45 PM

A San Diego shooter who fired at police responding to a domestic violence call on Wednesday was arrested after a standoff that lasted more than four hours and grounded flights at a nearby airport.

Titus Nathan Colbert, 33, of Las Vegas, is facing a charge of suspicion of attempted murder of police officers, the Los Angeles Times reported.

A woman called officers on Wednesday morning and told them she was concerned her ex-boyfriend was inside her apartment in the Bankers Hill area of San Diego, the newspaper said. When officers arrived at the apartment, the suspect allegedly fired at them. No injuries were reported.

The suspect continued to randomly shoot out of an apartment window with a high-powered rifle for the next few hours, the Times. The active shooter situation caused the Federal Aviation Administration to halt flights at the nearby San Diego International Airport, as the shots were being fired in the flight path of passenger jets. Two schools were also put on lockdown until the situation was resolved.

"We are so grateful, so thankful no citizens, no officers, no one was injured," police chief Shelley Zimmerman told The San Diego Union-Tribune.

Two police officers and a police dog initially approached the top-floor apartment and were immediately shot at through an interior door. They retreated along with the complainant, who was outside the apartment.

The SWAT team was called in, and tear gas and flash grenades were used at different points during the standoff, the BBC reported.

Colbert reportedly has a history of past convictions for drug and assault charges, according to The Union-Tribune.

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