ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Sheriff's deputies worked quickly Monday morning to calm a scary situation.
Police say an Albuquerque mom threatened to kill herself and her kids.
With guns drawn, deputies closed in on her SVU near Edith and Alameda in northwest Albuquerque. Her two kids were inside the vehicle with her.
According to sheriff's officials, the mother made threats earlier in the morning.
“We did a high-risk stop because she had made threats to hurt herself as well as her children. So, we don't know if she has intentions of harming someone else in the process,” said Sgt. Aaron Williamson of the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department.
Tawana Saiz, 26, was quickly handcuffed and taken into custody.
Shortly after learning of the threats, Bernalillo County Sheriff's Deputies first went to her home but she wasn't there.
So, they looked for her SUV and found her and the kids in the area near her home. Deputies did not find any weapons in her car.
“The mom is being taken in for evaluation and to be interviewed this time,” Williamson said.
The two kids, a 2-month-old and 6-year-old are now safe with their father.
Deputies were getting ready to issue an Amber Alert right before they found Saiz who was charged with child abuse Monday afternoon.
A check of online court records showed Saiz has been arrested for battery against a household member.
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