Chula Vista SWAT standoff prompts shelter in place at Otay Elementary School

CHULA VISTA (KUSI) – 2:35 p.m. – The SWAT standoff in Chula Vista came to an end Thursday afternoon, around 2:30 p.m., after the suspect in question surrendered.

Otay Elementary School was taken off "shelter in place" status.

The name of the male suspect was not immediately available.

11:45 a.m. – A SWAT standoff took place and caused traffic lanes to close along the 100 block of Montgomery Street in Chula Vista Thursday morning after Chula Vista Police Department (CVPD) officers tried to serve a search warrant at a home.

CVPD was sent to the residence, 180 Montgomery Street, to make an arrest after a stabbing that took place Friday night. In the process of arresting that stabbing suspect, they learned that a man inside the same house had unrelated felony charges to his name.

After successfully arresting the stabbing suspect, the man with felony charges refused to come out of the house. Chula Vista SWAT and the Crisis Negotiation Team were then called onto the scene after the man was believed to be in the possession of a shotgun, according to the CVPD’s Public Information Officer.

According to CVPD, one woman was able to exit the house but a dog in the back of the house still remained, causing concerns.

Traffic was heavily impacted in the area, including all lanes being closed along Montgomery Street.

Nearby Otay Elementary School was put on "shelter in place" status by school officials, limiting outside activity by faculty and students. Parents were notified and urged to avoid the area and approach the school from the south, at Main Street.

Residents are advised to avoid the area.

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