Suspect in Albuquerque SWAT situation arrested

Dakota Cook

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Police say the man at the center of a SWAT situation that locked down an Albuquerque neighborhood is now in custody.

Police started roping off the area around 11 a.m. Friday in the neighborhood near Eubank and Menaul.

The Albuquerque Police Department says 22-year-old Dakota Cook was the suspect. He was wanted on warrants for aggravated assault on police, aggravated eluding and auto theft.

Police say he was taken into custody safely.

Cook was arrested in February after police say he led Bernalillo County Sheriff’s deputies on a chase in a stolen car. According to court records, he was hit with the aggravated fleeing, assault on a peace officer and car theft charges in December. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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