NMSP arrest man accused of ramming gate at State Police office, front doors of metro courthouse

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico State Police have arrested the man who allegedly rammed his vehicle into a gate at the NMSP office and then into the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Courthouse Saturday afternoon.

Police say Gilberto Durades-Lahera arrived at the NMSP office on Carlisle around 12:06 p.m. before leaving the front parking lot in a gold Nissan SUV.

State Police say Durades-Lahera was yelling that somebody was “out to kill him.” He then drove through a gate and into a secure parking lot at the office.

Authorities then say Durades-Lahera rammed his vehicle into the front doors of the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Courthouse. Durades-Lahera was then taken into custody by State Police officers.

The vehicle stopped on top of the stairs just outside the entrance doors of the building. The courthouse was closed at the time of the incident.

Durades-Lahera has been charged with two counts of criminal damage to property. His previous arrests include DWI, aggravated assault, and forgery.

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