SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - A bomb scare Downtown ends with the suspect being shot by a police officer after a 2-hour standoff on Main Street.
It all started around 9:10 When police received a phone call claiming a man was wired with a bomb and had a detonator at the Gallivan TRAX Stop located at 299 South Main Street.
Police rushed to the scene and shut down an area around Main Street from 200 to 400 South and from State Street to West Temple. All TRAX and bus lines were also stopped in that area.
Police and SWAT teams tried negotiating with the man, but just before 11:00 pm the man started walking towards the officers, ignoring their commands. It was at that point that the Salt Lake City Police Department says that the officers believed their lives were in danger and shot the suspect.
The suspect, who has not been identified, was life flighted to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.
The Bomb Squad sent a robot to the scene to safely remove and detonate any possible explosives.
TRAX and bus lines are expected to resume operation at 5:00 on Friday morning, barring any new developments.
UPDATE: Police tell ABC 4 that the bomb suspect's name is 37-year-old Anthony Mayhew. Police said the suspect passed away from his injuries.
The officer who fired the shot has been placed on administrative leave until the investigation concludes as per police department policy.