BREAKING -- Police in standoff with active shooter; no incoming flights to San Diego airport
Authorities in southern California were in a standoff Wednesday with a man who was reportedly firing a high-powered rifle from an apartment window in the vicinity of the San Diego airport, prompting the Federal Aviation Administration to bar incoming flights from landing.
The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that police have flooded the area in Bankers Hill and are working to isolate the gunman. No injuries were reported, but a nearby elementary school has been placed on lockdown.
FAA spokesman Ian Gregor says the complex is under the airport's approach path. He said departures are being allowed.
"Airborne aircraft are either holding or diverting," the statement said. "We are holding San Diego-bound traffic in the Western U.S. at their departure airports."
Officers responding to a domestic violence call heard gunshots shortly after 9 a.m. at the complex in an upscale neighborhood near Little Italy.
Authorities asked people in the area to stay inside and keep away from windows as they surrounded the complex. Dozens of officers with assault rifles were seen running down the street, and gunshots were heard.
"He's shooting in all different directions," Lt. Scott Wahl said. "But we have him contained inside the building."
The Associated Press contributed to this report