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:
Ground stop is still in effect for all arriving aircraft at SAN due to police activity. Check with your airline before coming to the airport— San Diego Airport (@SanDiegoAirport) November 4, 2015
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:
The ground stop for all arriving flights into SAN remains in effect, which is now impacting departing flight schedules. Ck w/ airlines.— San Diego Airport (@SanDiegoAirport) November 4, 2015
UPDATE: The ground stop was lifted as of 5:37 p.m. ET
The FAA has lifted the ground stop at SAN, allowing flights to resume. We urge patience while airlines work to get planes back on schedule.— San Diego Airport (@SanDiegoAirport) November 4, 2015
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