FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

ESS Crossbow Photochromic Ballistic Eyeshield - ESS Eyepro
The ESS Crossbow Photochromic eyeshield is created using Transition Optics...

Top News

Video: San Diego Standoff Shuts Down Airport

November 05, 2015  | 

VIDEO: San Diego Standoff Shuts Down Airport

A relentless shooter armed with a high-powered rifle terrorized a San Diego neighborhood Wednesday, opening fire on police officers and bringing air traffic to a halt before ultimately being taken into police custody, reports NBC San Diego.

San Diego PD officers were called to 2445 Brant Street in the Bankers Hill area just after 9 a.m. PST for a domestic violence call. A woman told SDPD she was not home when the suspect, identified by police as 33-year-old Titus Colbert, called her to say he was inside the unit.

When officers arrived, they immediately came under fire, according to police.

The threat to the community was so great, San Diego police shut down traffic on the ground and ordered residents to shelter in place. At the same time, The Federal Aviation Administration issued a ground stop for arrivals into San Diego International Airport, located less than two miles away.

Colbert was holed up in a one-bedroom apartment on the southeast side of the building, Wahl said. A five-hour standoff ensued, and police deployed gas several times. No one was injured.

Colbert finally surrendered around 2:35 p.m. PST. According to court records, Colbert is a documented gang member with a criminal record.

Be the first to comment on this story

POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

North Carolina City Prohibits Police Training Exchanges with Israel
Proponents of the petition claim that Israeli tactics promote racial bias and...
No Charges Filed Against Kansas Officer in Fatal Swatting Incident
"The officer believed Mr. Finch was the suspect who had shot his own father and had been...
Video: Massachusetts Officer Shot in Head Serving Search Warrant
A Yarmouth, MA, police officer suffered serious injuries after being shot while serving a...
Man Threatens Officers with Axes, Arrested After Standoff at Washington Motel
Police said the man ripped out the hot water tank and stove and threw them out of a room,...

Police Magazine