A domestic violence suspect in his 70s holed up with at least one gun in a Point Loma Heights townhouse late Thursday afternoon when officers arrived in response to a reported disturbance there, prompting a SWAT standoff that stretched into the evening.
The family dispute in the 2200 block of Caminito Pescado was reported about 4:45 p.m., according to San Diego police.
Shortly after arriving in the neighborhood just east of Nimitz Boulevard, patrol personnel heard a gunshot sound from inside the suspect’s residence, San Diego Police Department Officer Robert Heims said.
Officers shut down traffic lanes in the area and called in a special weapons and tactics squad to take up positions around the townhouse and prepare to enter forcibly, if necessary.
The stalemate was ongoing as of 6:30 p.m., police said.
— City News Service
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