Suspect claims to have BOMB strapped to him near gas station

A MAN in Tucson has reportedly told police that he has a bomb strapped to him near a Speedway gas station.

The intersection of North Columbus Boulevard and East Broadway has been shut down and nearby homes and businesses have been evacuated as police are at the scene.

Businesses and homes in Tucson were evacuated after a man claimed that he had strapped himself to a bomb

Businesses and homes in Tucson were evacuated after a man claimed that he had strapped himself to a bombCredit: Google

An employee at a nearby business confirmed on social media that all the stores were evacuated and that Speedway “had to shut off the gas.”

SWAT and hostage negotiators responded at the scene. People are urged to avoid the area.

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