Bomb threat suspect shot by police outside Mesa homePosted: Updated:
A male suspect who was threatening to light a bomb was shot by police outside a Mesa home early Tuesday morning.
It happened at approximately 4:30 near Southern Avenue and Mesa Drive.
"Officers responded to an order of protection violation call at a home near 800 S Sirrine," Nik Rasheta with the Mesa Police Department said in an email. "The caller stated a male suspect was on scene threatening to light a bomb."
Responding officers located the suspect and during their contact perceived an imminent threat and the suspect was shot.
The suspect was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The scene is still active as an unknown device was located.
Lincoln Elementary School was temporarily closed and any arriving students will be placed in a modified lockdown until further notice.
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[Google Map: 800 South Sirrine in Mesa]
Lincoln elementary (930 S Sirrine) won't start school on time due to PD situation in area. Stay tuned for further info. Closed for now.— Mesa Police Dept. (@MesaPD) May 9, 2017
OIS near 800 S Sirrine. PIO en route. All officers okay. One suspect transported to hospital. 9th Ave and Sirrine for media staging.— Mesa Police Dept. (@MesaPD) May 9, 2017
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