San Diego Intl Airport: flights stopped due to nearby shooter

San Diego police rushed to a community north of downtown Wednesday for what they described as an active shooter inside an apartment building using a high-powered rifle.

The threat to the community prompted officials to shut down traffic on the ground and in the air as San Diego International Airport is located less than two miles away.

SDPD were called to 2445 Brant Street in the Bankers Hill area just after 9 a.m. for a domestic violence call. A woman told SDPD she was not home when the suspect called her to say that he was inside the unit.

When officers arrived, they say they immediately came under fire.

“They were able to use a K9 to try and clear the apartment. At some point when they were inside the apartment, rounds began to come out of a door, an interior door, nearly hitting the officers,” Lt. Scott Wahl said.

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