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Officers respond to standoff with battery suspect in Clairemont canyon

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Posted at 1:58 PM, Apr 09, 2021

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Officers responded Friday to the Clairemont area after a battery suspect fled into a canyon, prompting a standoff.

San Diego Police responded to San Clemente Canyon, near the 5500 block of Lodi Street, just after 12:30 p.m. Police said the suspect's mother reported that her son had left her home after punching and kicking her and possibly had a firearm and BB gun, City News Service reported.

Police said the suspect, described as a tall white male in his 30s, wearing a Green Bay Packers shirt and blue jeans.

Officers surrounded the area and said that the suspect was trying to hide in trees and overgrowth in the canyon, and refusing to surrender. City News Service reported that the suspect was believed to have been heard talking on a cellphone at times, possibly to his father.

As of 2 p.m., the standoff was ongoing, police added.

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