SWAT situation resolved in northeast Albuquerque


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A man barricaded inside a home triggered a huge police presence in a northeast Albuquerque neighborhood Tuesday. At one point. he even threw some dogs out of the window.

The man was finally taken into custody following a four-hour standoff. A SWAT Team was dispatched, as well as the crisis negotiators, after the man came out of the home with a knife.

Firefighters were also called in because he started a fire on the second story.

KRQE News 13’s cameras even captured the man coming out through the second story window using some sort of blanket or sheets to slide down onto the back of a parked pickup truck.

He then ruffled around in the back of the truck and climbed back up into the house.

At one point he threw some dogs out of the window.

“This guy has made some extreme statements that would make us believe that he’s having some type of mental health issue, at one point he threw a couple of dogs out the window,” said Officer Simon Drobik.

Neighbors say that last night they saw the man throwing things, talking to himself, and they believe he poured gasoline on the cars in the front.

Finally around 11:30 a.m. officers sent in a robot to remove the truck that the man was climbing into and sent in a K-9 who was able to get him into custody.

The owner of the home says the man was a tenant and says he has never had any trouble with him before.

There is no other information.

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