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San Diego Active Shooter Situation Grounds Flights at Nearby Airport

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By    |   Wednesday, 04 Nov 2015 03:44 PM

An active shooter situation in San Diego halted flights at a nearby airport Wednesday after reports of shots fired at an apartment complex.

No injuries have been reported, but officers swarmed the apartment building in a standoff with the shooter and ordered all incoming flights to be halted to San Diego International Airport's Lindbergh Field, according to The Associated Press. Outgoing flights are allowed because they take-off from a runway that is in the opposite direction of the shooter, whereas incoming flights pass directly over the location in question.

The Federal Aviation Administration has not yet specified when the aviation lockdown is expected to be lifted.

The unidentified suspect was reportedly firing a high-powered rifle through a window toward another apartment building on Albatross Street. He has been described as a 32-year-old black male that is roughly 290 pounds and 5-feet-11-inches tall, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

Police officers were first notified of the shooter’s activities at 9:12 a.m. Wednesday when they responded to a domestic violence call, and a nearby elementary school was soon placed on lockdown, according to Fox News. The woman who was involved the initial domestic violence call is reported to be safely with the police officers, according to the Union-Tribune.

The shooting has been sporadic all morning and afternoon, and the police officers have asked that all nearby residents keep far away from any windows, the AP reported. In addition to closing Albatross street, the officers have also shut down Curlew, Brant, and Front Streets between Laurel Street and West Ivy Street.

“He's shooting in all different directions,” said Lt. Scott Wahl, according to the AP. “But we have him contained inside the building.”

Officers remain stationed outside the Bankers Hill apartment complex and have kept the shooter on standby, and SWAT officers are also on the scene, shooting teargas canisters through roof hatches.

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