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Evacuations lifted after threat, arrest in midtown

Hostage negotiators and a bomb squad are on scene
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Posted at 4:26 PM, Jan 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-19 22:40:53-05

TUCSON, Ariz. — UPDATE: Police have detained the man they say made threats that caused them to evacuate part of midtown Tucson.

TPD said the man was in a stolen Honda C-R-V with a woman in the passenger seat.

When police tried to make contact with him they saw a suspicious item, and the driver referenced it.

The officers believed there may have been explosives so they called in the bomb squad and hostage negotiators.

The bomb unit deemed the area safe.

Police report no one was hurt in the incident.

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Tucson Police have cleared out an area of midtown where they say a man is making threats.

It started around 2 p.m. when officers located a stolen car at the Speedway at Broadway and Columbus.

Police said a man made threats so they evacuated the area.

As of 4 p.m. hostage negotiators and a bomb squad are on scene.

So far, there are no reports of injuries in this incident.

KGUN 9's crew on the scene says Columbus is closed from Broadway to Catalina and several side streets in the area are also blocked.

They say traffic is running smoothly along Broadway for the time being.

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