El Centro police closed the 700 block of Adams Avenue Monday after stopping a pickup and discovering two pipe bombs in the vehicle.
That discovery came as officers were following up on two calls — one about a man chasing another man with a hammer and another regarding a pickup being driven erratically. The calls were related, police later determined.
Around 6:30 p.m., officers stopped a pickup in the 700 block of Adams that matched the description of the vehicle that had reportedly been driven erratically.
When officers started to approach the vehicle, they received a report that there possibly was a handgun involved in the incidents, causing officers to draw their own guns.