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Downtown Phoenix office building off lockdown, now evacuated

A law office building near Thomas Road and Central Avenue in downtown Phoenix was on lockdown Wednesday for a couple of hours and has since been evacuated.

The building was initially on lockdown because of a potential security breach related to a shooting at a different Phoenix office complex where one person was killed and five more were injured.

“They said that they thought the person that did the shooting might be headed this way because the attorneys are right in the next building,” said Nancy Botello.

Employees were not told circumstances of the lockdown but an email alerted them no one could leave the building.

The building was then evacuated, and employees were escorted to their cars by officers. They were told to be aware of their surroundings and to check their back seats.

Doors in the building had been chained from the inside.

KTAR’s Bob McClay contributed to this report.