San Diego Airport Halts Flights Over Active Shooter

Incoming flights halted as nearby suspect trades fire with cops
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 4, 2015 1:33 PM CST
Updated Nov 4, 2015 5:21 PM CST
People arrive at San Diego International Airport, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, in San Diego.   (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
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(Newser) – San Diego International Airport blocked all incoming flights due to an active shooter locked in a standoff with police in the surrounding neighborhood, reports the Union-Tribune. Police responded to a domestic violence call Wednesday morning in Bankers Hill, where they say they were shot at by a man with a high-powered rifle. The suspect holed up in an apartment building—which lies in the flight path of incoming flights, though not departing ones, per the AP—and exchanged fire with police. The AP reports the suspect walked out and surrendered peacefully after a five-hour standoff. No one was hurt in the incident, and flights resumed Wednesday afternoon. (Read more San Diego stories.)

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