TPD investigating hazardous materials scene at midtown home

Federal agents are expected to respond to the home on Tuesday.

CREATED Jul. 11, 2011 - UPDATED: Jul. 12, 2011

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  • Tucson Police blocked off a midtown neighborhood for several hours Monday because of possible explosives or hazardous chemicals inside a home. Video by kgun9.com

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Reporter: Ileana Diaz
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TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Tucson Police blocked off  a midtown neighborhood for several hours Monday because of possible explosives or hazardous chemicals inside a home.

Sgt. Diana Lopez, a spokesperson with Tucson Police tells KGUN9 a man was dropped off at a local area hospital with life-threatening injuries caused to by possible explosives. The man was later transported to a Phoenix area hospital for treatment of his burns.

Officers then responded to the man's home near the 2600 block of East Adams to search for explosive materials. Authorities removed some chemicals from the home, but left other chemicals that were not a danger to the public inside the residence until investigators from the FBI arrive on Tuesday.

At least one home neighboring the man's residence was evacuated as a precaution but the residents of that home have been allowed to return.

Police have not specified what kind of chemicals or release any other details on the contents of the home due to the nature of the ongoing investigation.

Stay with KGUN9 and KGUN9.com for the latest on this developing story.