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SWAT Standoff in Downtown San Diego Causes Traffic Delays

A SWAT standoff lasted four hours on Monday morning after a woman armed with a shotgun threatened to commit suicide in downtown San Diego. NBC 7’s Elena Gomez has details.

A woman was taken into custody after keeping SWAT officers at bay in a standoff in the Gaslamp District on Monday morning.

The standoff in downtown San Diego caused traffic delays and trolley service to stop on Monday morning starting at 5:30 a.m., but congestion appeared to be cleared by mid-morning.

At about 5:30 a.m., police received a report of a woman possibly armed inside the Plaza Hotel the 1000 block of Fourth Avenue. The woman would not surrender to officers who responded, triggering a SWAT standoff, police said.

A Sig Alert was issued for the area between B Street and Broadway on Fourth Avenue in the Gaslamp District.

MTS trolley service was also stopped on C Street.

The woman's boyfriend was in the hotel room with her and managed to wrestle the gun away from her, police said.

No one was hurt.

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