Northeast Albuquerque SWAT situation ends with one in custody


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A man was arrested Thursday after an hours-long standoff with police.

The Albuquerque Police Department, says officers were dispatched early Thursday morning to reports of a man who was spotted breaking the windows of a business. When officers arrived on scene they found the suspect on the roof of the building.

According to police, the suspect, who they identified as Christopher Heh, appeared to be under the influence of some substance. They say Heh came down from the roof and then ran into a nearby camper trailer and refused to come out.

When Heh refused to comply with commands and made dangerous threats, SWAT was called in to assist. APD says Heh was threatening to have a shootout with police and kill anyone that came near him.

Officers were eventually able to get to Heh and took him into custody without incident.

Heh is now facing commercial burglary and criminal damage to property charges. APD says Heh has a long criminal history. He was arrested 11 times in 2016 and was just released from jail earlier this month.

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