Online gamers watch home invasion in Arizona, call cops

TEMPE - Officials are investigating after a home invasion in Tempe on Monday morning.

According to Tempe police, the home invasion happened at an apartment north of Priest and Elliot Road at 5:15 a.m.

Tempe police said the female victim was playing an online game when two armed men forced entry into her apartment.

Gamers who were online at the same time watched the home invasion happen while trying to contact authorities, police said.

When officers arrived on the scene one suspect was still inside the apartment. He fled on foot and was located after a short foot pursuit.

Police are still searching for the other suspect. He is described as a Hispanic male, last wearing a long-sleeve grey shirt and black pants.

A SWAT team was been called to the area to assist. Officials are looking for a man who is considered to be armed and dangerous.

Air15 video showed a heavy police presence at  Finisterra and MetroPointe Apartments.

No other information has been released.

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