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San Diego Police detain woman who reportedly had shotgun in headquarters parking lot

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Posted at 12:43 PM, Oct 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-21 17:18:47-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — San Diego Police said Wednesday officers detained a woman who reportedly had a shotgun in the parking lot of the department's headquarters.

Police said a woman drove into the parking lot just before 12:30 p.m. One department employee saw she was armed with a shotgun, police said.

Officers quickly surrounded the woman's vehicle and a Psychiatric Emergency Response Team (PERT) was on hand to assess and provide support to the woman, SDPD added.

Within about 10 minutes, the police said the woman was detained. Several weapons and ammunition were also confiscated, according to the department.

"Tense moments were peacefully diffused right in our headquarters parking lot ... Officers quickly surrounded the vehicle. Despite the unpredictable environment, our officers’ actions de-escalated a potentially dangerous situation. We were able to safely get the woman into custody and confiscate several guns and ammunition," SDPD tweeted.

No one was harmed during the incident, SDPD added.