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Agitated Woman With Guns Surrenders After Brief Standoff At SDPD Headquarters

Police officers in a standoff against an armed, agitated woman who drove into...

Credit: San Diego Police Department

Above: Police officers in a standoff against an armed, agitated woman who drove into the San Diego Police Department headquarters parking lot on Oct. 21, 2020.

A seemingly agitated woman who had several guns in her car drove into a parking lot at downtown San Diego police headquarters Wednesday, prompting a brief emergency that ended when she peacefully surrendered.

The motorist arrived at the police station in the 1400 block of Broadway shortly before 12:30 p.m., according to SDPD officials. When a department employee noticed that she appeared to be armed with a shotgun, officers hurriedly closed off the lot along with surrounding streets.

The woman soon got out of her purple Kia, began screaming and took off her shirt before getting back behind the wheel and driving out of the parking lot, police said.

After officers pulled her over nearby, she surrendered without further incident. Several firearms and ammunition was impounded from her vehicle.

The woman, whose name was not released, was expected to be taken to a mental health facility for a psychiatric evaluation.

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