SAN DIEGO — A SWAT standoff near a South Bay elementary school had the school in “secure campus mode” late Friday morning, officials said.
The SWAT team was called to the area near Allen Elementary School just before noon, the San Diego Sheriff’s Department confirmed. It wasn’t immediately clear who the officers were in a standoff with, but officials asked residents to stay inside.
Watch Commander: SWAT standoff in 4300 Allen School Lane in @Bonita. Allen Elementary School is in lockdown for their safety. If you live in the neighborhood, STAY INSIDE. You may hear @SDSheriff helicopter urging the suspect to surrender peacefully.
— San Diego Sheriff (@SDSheriff) May 17, 2019
A sheriff’s helicopter was circling the area urging a suspect to surrender.
We will update this developing story as we learn more.