Man accused of shooting at police finally arrested after 15-hour standoff

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SAN DIEGO — A man opened fire on police from a Hillcrest home Thursday, prompting a standoff with SWAT officers that lasted about 15 hours, authorities said.

Officers were first called to the apartment, on 4th Avenue near Pennsylvania Avenue, around 9:30 a.m., police said. They were told a man at the house wanted to harm himself.

When they arrived, the man shot at them, according to police. Officers took cover behind their vehicles and called for backup, including a SWAT team. More units arrived and called for the man to come out, but he was still hiding inside the apartment unit as of 11 p.m.

Officers did not immediately report any injuries.

San Diego Police Department asked people to avoid the area as the standoff continued into the afternoon:

The man, who was later identified as 22-year-old Fabian Equihua Quevedo, was finally arrested around 12:45 a.m. Friday “without incident,” Officer Robert Heims told City News Service.

Residents who were forced to stay away from home all night were offered help finding a temporary place to stay, SDPD said.

Important note: If you or a loved one is feeling distressed, please remember help is available through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. It provides free and confidential emotional support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can also call a loved one, member of the clergy or 911.

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