Mesa police shooting shuts down neighborhood
Police in Mesa said an officer shot a man they said had been making bomb threats at a home early Tuesday morning.
The suspect, who was shot near Southern Avenue and Mesa Drive, was taken to a hospital. His injuries were not life-threatening. No one else was injured.
Authorities shut down the area, forcing postponement of the start of school at nearby Lincoln Elementary, at Center Street and 10th Avenue.
Officers said they had been called to the house to handle an order of protection violation. The caller said that a man was threatening to set off a bomb.
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
A device was found, but police didn’t say what type.