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San Ysidro SWAT Standoff That Prompted Elementary School Lockdown Ends With Woman in Custody

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A woman who was armed, according to police, and broke into her relative's San Ysidro home prompted a SWAT response and the lockdown of a nearby elementary school Monday morning.

La Miranda Elementary School was on a "secured" lockdown throughout the morning as a SWAT team and negotiators attempted to get the woman out of the home in the 200 block of Avenida de la Madrid, San Diego police said.

A secured lockdown means students continue their learning inside classrooms but no one is allowed to come and go from campus. SDPD said students would be reunited with their parents once school is released at the Colonel Salomon Community Activity Center. The community center was just north of the school campus.

An elementary school is under lockdown due to a SWAT standoff in San Ysidro.

SDPD said they were originally called for a "family dispute" around 5 a.m. A woman believed to be in her late 20s or early 30s broke some windows to get inside the home, which belonged to her aunt, according to the woman's cousin, Ivette Sandoval.

The aunt was able to escape from the home unharmed, she said.

When officers arrived, they believed they spotted a weapon on the woman. Officers surrounded the home and called in a SWAT team, SDPD said. The standoff lasted until about 1 p.m., when the woman was taken into custody. It is not immediately clear what charges she would be facing.

The woman, according to Sandoval, has a history of mental illness and drug use, which could have been what prompted the break-in.

This is a developing story. Details may change as information is released.

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