Crime

SWAT called for suspect barricaded in Midway District Subway

SWAT has been called in to assist in the apprehension of a suspect who has barricaded himself inside a Subway restaurant in the Midway District. Sources say the suspect is armed with a knife.

In addition to SWAT, San Diego Police’s Psychiatric Emergency Response Team (PERT) and Emergency Negotiation Team (ENT) are on the scene.

According to SDPD, the suspect barricaded himself in the restaurant just before 3:30 this afternoon. The department also said that 2 employees were in the store and had been held hostage, but eventually, they were released unharmed.

Roads were closed on Sports Area Blvd. to keep the scene clear, traffic has backed up on Camino Del Rio W and Rosencrans St.

UPDATE:

At 5:10 pm the San Diego Police Department reported that the suspect has been safely taken into custody.