Officials: McKinley County Sheriff investigating jail incident

McKINLEY COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – Officials are now investigating an “incident” at the McKinley jail involving inmates.

While information is limited at this time, the McKinley County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed that a fire alarm was set off at about 1:30 p.m. on Thursday. They said this resulted in a situation involving inmates in one of the pods.

Officials say that law enforcement responded but left shortly after. 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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