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LA MESA, Calif. — Heavily armed deputies surrounded a home on the slopes of Mount Helix Monday after a man inside threatened to kill officers and fired several shots out of the house, officials said.

The incident began at about 10 a.m. when a woman called 911 and reported that her 47-year-old fiance, who had been drinking, had threatened to hurt her during an argument, investigators said. When deputies arrived at the home in the 9900 block of Grandview Drive, they tried to talk to the man, but he threatened to kill them. Moments later, the deputies heard shots in the house and they took cover.

MountHelixSWATThree other people in the house fled, leaving the gunman alone in the house..

Helicopter video showed more than a dozen police cars and at least one armored police vehicle deployed around the home.

At least a dozen squad cars flooded the neighborhood and SWAT officers surrounded the home. Neighbors were evacuated from the houses nearest the gunman’s home. Other neighbors were told to remain inside. Grandview Drive was closed in both directions.

As of 2:30 p.m., no one had been injured and deputies had not fired a shot.

Deputies were urging the gunman to surrender peacefully.

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