Man taken into custody during SWAT callout in Hillcrest


SAN DIEGO — Police took a man into custody Saturday after officers said he barricaded himself inside a bathroom at a healthcare facility in Hillcrest.

San Diego police said the man surrendered peacefully just after 9 p.m. Officers were asking people to avoid the area near Hillcrest Heights Healthcare Center at 4033 6th Avenue after police got a call about a man with a gun around 4:10 p.m.

Officers said they had not been able to confirm if the man had a weapon. He refused to surrender, leading the department to call out its SWAT team. Negotiators worked toward a safe resolve.

Sixth Avenue near University and the southbound SR-163 off ramp to 6th Avenue was closed during the incident.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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