Citizens are advised to stay away from the area
San Diego Police are currently redirecting pedestrians away from the 400 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, and the northwest corner of Pennsylvania Avenue at 5th Avenue, according to a Facebook post by the Hillcrest Business Association. Pennsylvania is closed to all traffic between 4th and 5th Avenues.
According to the post, an armed man has barricaded himself inside a residence. Several Hillcrest businesses and residences are affected by the current police activity.
People are advised to stay away from the area at this time. No other information is available, but we will provide updates as we get them.