SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – A man was arrested after barricading himself inside a Santa Fe home for hours. James Martinez, 43, allegedly threw a hammer and groceries at his elderly mother and threatened to kill her when police arrived at the home on the 4700 block of Viento Del Norte.


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Martinez refused to open the door or speak to officers. They learned he was possibly armed with a firearm or knife and at one point, officers heard a loud bang.

The SWAT team was called out and after almost seven hours, Martinez was finally taken into custody.