Threats to neighbor
San Diego police during the standoff outside a Mountain View home Sunday. Photo credit: OnScene.TV

A SWAT team and police negotiators were in place overnight trying to talk an armed man out of a home in Mountain View after he allegedly fired a gun.

The standoff escalated late in the afternoon Sunday when the barricaded gunman fired on police, prompting a shelter-in-place order for the neighborhood. Police notified the public of the order on Twitter.

The situation began when officers responded to a radio call in the 4500 block of T Street at about 8:30 a.m. Sunday, when a man had aimed a shot at a home on nearby West Street, according to Lt. Adam Sharki of the San Diego Police Department.

Initial reports said the suspect pointed a gun at a neighbor and threatened to kill the person, the lieutenant said.

“Officers responded and tried to get the man to come outside,” Sharki said. “He refused. Emergency negotiators and the SWAT team were called. The situation is active and ongoing.”

As of 5:30 a.m. Monday, the incident was ongoing, according to a watch commander with the San Diego Police Department.

Updated 5:45 a.m., Monday, Aug. 22, 2022

City News Service contributed to this article.