Mesa police were involved in a shooting early Tuesday morning.
According to officials, the incident occurred near Southern Avenue and Mesa Drive where a caller stated that the suspect was threatening to light a bomb. Officers perceived an “imminent threat” and shot the suspect on scene.
The suspect was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
No officers were injured.
A woman who lives on Sirrine Street told ABC15 at the scene that she has an order of protection against her ex-boyfriend but he showed up at her home anyway. One of her family members was heading to work around 4:30 a.m. and says he saw the man sitting on the front lawn. When he told him to leave, the man started making threats to hurt himself and others, claiming he had a bomb.
The family said they called police and from inside the home could hear a “popping” noise before officers hustled them out of the house.
The family involved says they were told they need to stay out of the home while police sweep the area and make sure there are no explosives on the property.
Police say Lincoln Elementary School down the road will not start on time due to the incident. It is closed for now, but no further information about the delay or closure was given.