Officers ended an hours-long standoff with a man who fled into a canyon after determining he wasn't an imminent threat.
The standoff started after noon Friday after a woman called 911 to report her son had assaulted her and took off with guns.
Aerial footage from SkyRanger 7 showed almost 10 police cruisers in a residential neighborhood in the North Clairemont area.
The man, believed to be in his mid-50s, fled into the canyon nearby, his mother told SDPD. Authorities using a law enforcement helicopter said they were searching for a tall man in his 30s who wore a Green Bay Packers shirt and blue jeans.
Police warned that the man may possibly be armed with a gun but after surrounding the man for hours as he holed up among trees in the canyon, they determined he wasn't a threat and called off the standoff.
No other information was available.