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Failed Holdup Leads To Armed Standoff At Midway-Area Subway​

Patch logo Patch 1/15/2021 City News Service
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SAN DIEGO, CA — An armed robbery suspect believed to be armed with a knife holed up in a Midway-area Subway sandwich shop following a botched holdup attempt Thursday, leading to a standoff with SWAT officers.

The failed robbery at a strip mall in the 3100 block of Sports Arena Boulevard was reported shortly before 3 p.m., according to San Diego police.

When officers arrived, the unidentified perpetrator refused to exit Subway, which also remained occupied by several employees apparently being held inside against their will.

About 3:30 p.m., the hostages exited the business unharmed.

As the stalemate unfolded, a special weapons and tactics team was called in along with crisis negotiators, SDPD public-affairs Officer Scott Lockwood said.

The standoff was ongoing as of 3:45 p.m., according to police.

— City News Service

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