Last updated: 09:51 PM ET, Wed November 04 2015

Shooting in San Diego Shuts Down Arrivals at Airport

Impacting Travel | Donald Wood | November 04, 2015

Shooting in San Diego Shuts Down Arrivals at Airport

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Flights were diverted from landing at San Diego International Airport on Wednesday due to a shooting at a nearby apartment complex.

According to The Associated Press, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor is reporting that the shooting took place at an apartment complex that is found under the airport's approach path.

While arrivals were diverted due to a ground stop, planes were still allowed to depart.

Reuters is now reporting that the suspect has been “contained.”

Lt. Scott Wahl of the San Diego Police Department told The AP that a man was firing a high-powered rifle sporadically at police from inside the apartment complex in a neighborhood near Little Italy, but there have been no reports of injuries.

Officers reportedly arrived on the scene at around 9 a.m. local time while responding to a domestic violence call when they heard gunshots. Authorities are requesting that people stay inside and away from windows.

While the suspect had been contained, San Diego International Airport took to Twitter at 3:15 p.m ET to reinforce the ground stop:

UPDATE: 4:19 p.m. ET, Nov. 4, 2015: San Diego Airport has updated its Twitter to reflect the ongoing ground stop's effect on departing flights:

UPDATE: The ground stop was lifted as of 5:37 p.m. ET


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