Police end northeast Albuquerque SWAT situation

SWAT Situation

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Albuquerque police have ended a SWAT situation in the 1300 block of Guaymas Pl. NE. The Albuquerque Police Department said they will pursue the suspect through criminal summons because there is no longer an immediate threat to neighbors or other residents of the home.

This all started Saturday night when police responded to a domestic dispute. APD said a man called police just before midnight telling them he was leaving the residence for his safety and would be hiding under his car. Responding officers could not locate the man but were dispatched to the residence a second time a short time later.

Police said the man called and threatened to have a shootout with police saying, “I am ready to go down in a blaze of glory.” The man’s wife approached officers saying her husband had told her to leave the house and began calling family to apologize for what he was going to do. The man then climbed on the roof of the house with a rifle and fired a single shot into the air.

SWAT and Crisis Intervention Teams also responded in the area but after hours of trying to communicate with the man, police called off officers.

APD has not released the name of the man because they are still investigating and charges are pending.

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