Dozens of police officers scoured through a residential area in Chollas View on Wednesday as they responded to reports of two possibly armed men whose presence prompted a lockdown at an area school.
Authorities responded to a report of an armed man wanted in connection to a domestic violence incident that occurred last week, according to Lt. David Bautista of the San Diego Police Department. They were also informed that the suspect was with a companion when he was spotted.
Police searched the area of 45 and Market Streets for the two men and were able to locate the suspect involved in the domestic violence incident, Bautista said. The second man remains on the loose.
Police officers were seen at one home giving a warning through a loudspeaker that they intended to enter a backyard. At least one K-9 was seen with the officers.
“We want to take every precaution," Bautista said. "We want to make sure we have our resources in place to the best that we can to ensure the safety of the community as well as the suspect and the officers."
As a result of the heavy police presence, Chollas Mead Elementary School was placed under lockdown as a precaution. The lockdown was lifted at about 10:55 a.m., according to the San Diego Unified School District.
No injuries were reported in connection to the search. Authorities did not identify the many they arrested.