Friday, October 28, 2016

Armed Suspect at McDowell Rd and Granite Reef

Today at 12:55 PM, a male suspect burglarized a vehicle parked outside of the Job Center located at 1629 N Granite Reef. Employees watching the suspect on surveillance video noticed that the suspect was armed with a handgun. The male suspect left the vehicle and entered the Playa Bar at 1615 North Granite Reef. Scottsdale Police Officers responded and set up a perimeter. Neighboring businesses have been evacuated and patrons of the bar are being evacuated at this time. Granite Reef Road is closed between McDowell Road and Coronado Rd.

Media staging is at the Granite Reef Senior Center at 1700 N Granite Reef, according to Sgt. Ben Hoster with Scottsdale Police Department.

[Update: 2:26 PM MST] Male suspect is in custody. No other outstanding suspects. The roads will be reopened shortly, according to a tweet from SPD.