ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - The man police say held an Albuquerque mother and her son hostage bringing out the APD SWAT team faced a judge Saturday.
Richard Salazar, 23, was in court being arraigned on aggravated assault and child abuse charges.
The SWAT team was called in to rescue Salazar's girlfriend and the 3-year-old boy Friday from a home on 57th Street NW.
Police say Salazar threatened to slit the woman's throat.
After a couple of hours SWAT rushed in rescuing the victims and arresting Salazar.
In court the man police say was a danger to his family had a question for the judge.
"She's the mother of my child and stuff," he said. "Would I have to go through some type of counseling and stuff in order to be able to make contact to be able to see my child and stuff?"
The judge told Salazar he cannot have contact with the woman or child for now and raised his bond to $27,500.
APD says the couple has a history of domestic issues.
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