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Man shooting with rifle shuts down San Diego neighborhood

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An hours-long standoff that shut down a San Diego, California neighborhood on Wednesday ended after the alleged gunman was arrested.

The suspect, identified as 33-year-old Titus Colbert, was arrested about 3:45 p.m. Arizona time after negotiating with police.

NBC San Diego reported Colbert was in Bankers Hill, north of the popular downtown area. Shots were first reported about 11 a.m. Arizona time when police responded to a domestic violence call.

San Diego Police spokesman Scott Wahl told NBC San Diego that officers entered an apartment, took fire from inside and were able to retreat.

“He’s shooting in all different directions,” Wahl said.

A neighbor of the alleged gunman said he heard a bang and then spotted a hole in the stucco wall that separates his apartment from the Colbert’s.

Tom Neu told reporters that he cowered in his bathtub, talking to friends and co-workers on his cellphone as SWAT team members swarmed the building.

Television news crews in the area were advised to take cover. Gunfire could be heard.

Arriving flights were barred from landing at San Diego International Airport, as the flight path passes directly over the active shooter area. Departures were not affected.

One flight from Phoenix to San Diego was delayed. Two other flights — one from San Antonio, one from Kansas City — were diverted to Phoenix.

Two nearby schools were placed on lockdown as a precaution. Local media said police officers were outside schools and students were safe.

No injuries were reported.

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