Video: Suspect who drove car into mall through glass doors in custody
The man called the police and told them to meet him at the mall; he also said there were bombs in the car
By Savannah Eller
PUEBLO, Colo. — A man is in custody after driving his vehicle into the Pueblo Mall on Tuesday.
Pueblo police say that they received an active shooter call from the mall on Dillion Drive at 2 p.m. Officers responding made contact with a man in a vehicle, attempting a stop. The man evaded officers, driving across the mall parking lot and through the west side entrance doors, according to the Pueblo Police Department.
The man was then taken into custody after a "protracted struggle" according to the PPD Facebook page. Police say the suspect said that there were bombs in the vehicle. The Pueblo Metro Bomb Squad responded to assess the scene.
The PPD said around 8 p.m. that the the bomb squad had found the mall was safe and no further threat existed.
According to Gazette news partner KOAA, the vehicle has been removed from the mall. Police say that Pueblo Mall management will determine when it will reopen.
The investigation of the incident is still ongoing and the PPD is asking who was at the scene or who shot footage to contact Detective Tim Torres at (719) 553-3335.
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