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A domestic violence shooter in a San Diego apartment shut down flights at the nearby airport

The man was said to be “firing sporadically inside an apartment complex.”

San Diego Freeway.
San Diego Freeway.
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Updated 11.27

FLIGHTS TO San Diego International Airport have resumed after police took into custody a gunman who fired shots at a nearby apartment complex, posing a threat to air traffic.

Police Lt. Scott Wahl says the domestic violence suspect walked out of the complex, ending a more than five-hour stand-off with officers.

Officers swarmed the building and exchanged gunfire with the man after responding to a domestic violence call.

The US Federal Aviation Administration lifted its orders barring all flights from landing after the gunman moved into a part of his apartment where no longer posed a threat to air traffic.

A passenger on a Southwest flight bound for San Diego said word spread quickly on board that the plane was being diverted because there was an active shooter near the airport.

Erik Carstensen was on a flight from Chicago that was diverted to an airport in Ontario, outside Los Angeles, after officials stopped planes from landing at San Diego International Airport.

Arriving planes swoop low over the neighbourhood where the domestic violence suspect was holed up in his rooftop apartment, shooting sporadically.

The man surrendered shortly after that. No one was reported hurt.

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