Albuquerque Police video shows 8-hour SWAT standoff

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – KRQE News 13 obtained the police lapel video from an eight-hour SWAT standoff that shut down an Albuquerque neighborhood in July.

Police say a carjacking suspect led officers on a chase, then hid out in a tire shop.

Martin Duran did not make it easy on officers that day. Albuquerque Police video shows the dramatic scene unfold from beginning to end.

Body cam video from July 29, 2015 shows officers in pursuit of a stolen SUV. Police say Alisha Lopez and Martin Duran were in a stolen vehicle they carjacked from an 81-year-old woman in a church parking lot the day before.

Both Lopez and Duran have histories of violent crimes.

The chase stopped near a tire shop on Louisiana and Zuni, beginning the long standoff.

“There’s a lot of places for them to hide, they might go hide,” an officer is heard saying, as he stands outside the tire shop.

Residents and businesses were placed on lock down.

Police repeatedly called for a surrender.

“Martin Duran, this is the Albuquerque Police Department,” officers shouted over a PA system.

SWAT officers deployed flash bangs. Then, after hours, Lopez surrendered.

She was arrested, but Duran wouldn’t give up and neither would police.

Officers called Duran more than 400 times on multiple phones. He never answered.

At one point, officers made a plan to go into the tire shop. Not knowing where Duran was hiding, they searched in cars, turned over stacks of tires and looked in offices.

Finally, officers spotted Duran hiding in an upper level loft area. Officers set up a ladder.

After multiple commands from officers, Duran climbed down the ladder slowly and surrendered.

After eight hours, Duran was arrested and taken into custody. No one was injured.

Police say they did not find a gun on either Lopez or Duran, but officers admit there were many places to potentially hide a weapon in the tire shop.

As of Thursday night, Duran and Lopez are still in jail. Each face multiple charges including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and armed robbery.

Lopez was arrested two weeks prior to the SWAT standoff for an armed robbery warrant. Police said she is also accused of robbing a Santa Fe convenience store.

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