Tucson headlines: SWAT team at apartment; Bank robbery; Body ID'd; New traffic signals

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- The SWAT team was called to an apartment Tuesday afternoon after a man barricaded himself inside in order to avoid being arrested on a parole violation.

It happened around 3 P.M. at a complex on 22nd Street near South Kolb Road. The man locked himself inside with his girlfriend and wouldn't let her out.

Eventually the man released his girlfriend and surrendered without a struggle.

The investigation is ongoing and no details were available on what additional charges he will face.


TUCSON, Ariz. -- The Wells Fargo bank on North Wilmot near East 5th Street was robbed Monday afternoon.

A man walked up to a teller window and showed a hand-gun as he demanded cash.  He was last seen running westbound away from the bank.

Nobody was hurt in the robbery.

The suspect is a white man in his late 20's to mid 30's, about six feet tall, weighing around 190 pounds.

Anyone with information should call 911 or 88-CRIME.


TUCSON, Ariz. -- The man who was found dead in the parking lot of an Eegee's restaurant on November 6 has been identified.

Police say the body of 44-year-old Timothy Potter was discovered near Stone and Drachman, showing signs of trauma that had recently been treated at a hospital.

They think his injuries were suffered in an accident, but police are asking for help from anyone with information.


TUCSON, Ariz. -- Wednesday between 7 A.M. and 5 P.M., new traffic signals will be installed at the intersection of Alvernon Way and Valencia Road.

Sheriff's deputies will be there directing traffic.

Contractors will also be finishing up work on paving and the median until Nov. 17.

Similar work will take place at Speedway and Houghton.  Drivers are advised to be careful.