San Diego standoff suspect mouths 'Illuminati' in bizarre court appearance

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- A suspect who prompted a standoff in San Diego and forced the Federal Aviation Administration to issue a ground stop at San Diego International Airport earlier this week made a bizarre appearance in court on Friday.

Titus Nathan Colbert threw up gang signs and mouthed the word "Illuminati". The 33-year-old also cut the judge off as he advised him of his rights.

"May 1, 1776," Colbert repeated at least three times.

On Wednesday, Colbert allegedly fired several shots from his ex-girlfriend's apartment complex near West Kalmia and Brant Streets in the Bankers Hill neighborhood, narrowly missing an officer.

He surrendered following a five-hour standoff. San Diego police Chief Shelley Zimmerman said authorities recovered an AK-47-type assault rifle and a handgun.
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