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Suspect in custody after alleged bomb threat forces evacuations at Arizona Center

Officers say the AC Hotel and AMC theater inside the Arizona Center and a nearby APS building were all evacuated.
Published: May. 11, 2022 at 8:32 PM MST
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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Police say a man is in custody after several buildings were evacuated due to a bomb threat near the Arizona Center at 7th and Van Buren streets on Wednesday evening. Officers say the AC Hotel and AMC theater inside the Arizona Center and a nearby APS building were all evacuated. The Arizona Center is currently closed.

In an update just after 9:30 p.m., police said they arrested a man in connection to the bomb threat. Officers are still investigating a suspicious vehicle in the area. Officers did not release the man’s name.

Around 7 p.m., Arizona State University students and staff received an alert about the vehicle and were asked to stay away from the area. Officers previously said they were searching for someone that had walked away from the car. Police then released information about the alleged suspect, described as a white man with no shirt and tan/gold board shorts. The man is about 6′2″ to 6′3. The investigation is ongoing.