San Diego, CA – Police are in an ongoing standoff with an armed man who opened fired from his home in Hillcrest on Thursday.
The incident began at about 9:30 a.m. after San Diego police officers responded to a home on 4th Avenue near Pennsylvania Avenue for a call about a man who wanted to harm himself, KSWB reported.
Police said that when officers arrived at the residence, a man inside began shooting at them.
Officers took cover behind their vehicles and called for backup and SWAT to respond to the scene, KSWB reported.
Police negotiators attempted to contact the gunman and get him to come outside, but as of mid-afternoon, the suspect had not responded to their entreaties.
Witnesses have reported that the man has continued to fire at officers from his apartment throughout the standoff.
It’s believed that no police officers have been wounded so far during the incident but that has not yet been confirmed by the San Diego Police Department, KSWB reported.
Police have asked the residents and commuters avoid the area.
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