Gunshot leads to standoff at UCSD

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SAN DIEGO - A nearly 4-hour-long SWAT standoff at a graduate student apartment complex on the UCSD campus ended peacefully, after two men and a woman surrendered, police said.

UC San Diego campus police went to the graduate housing complex at 3935 Miramar Street around 1:50 a.m. Wednesday after a resident reported hearing a woman scream and what she said sounded like a gunshot.

When campus police arrived, one man came out of an apartment and said that he accidentally fired a gun into the ceiling of the apartment. Officer took the man into custody and called in a SWAT team after another man and woman refused to come out of the apartment.

SWAT officers surrounded the apartment and evacuated residents from nearby apartments. Police set off a flash bang during the standoff. The man came out of the apartment with his hands up at around 4:30 a.m., and the woman came out about an hour later. Both were taken into custody for questioning.

At about  6 a.m., students were let back into their apartments.

San Diego police have not released the identities of the people involved in the incident. The suspected shooter was expected to face charges of possession of a firearm on a campus and negligent discharge of a gun.


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