ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A SWAT situation in northwest Albuquerque Thursday morning ended with a man being taken to the hospital.
According to police, it started after officers spotted a stolen vehicle near 6th and 1-40 and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The driver, 22-year-old Angel Gutierrez, fled and Air Support took over, following the suspect until he crashed in front of a tattoo parlor. From there, Gutierrez took off on foot.
Officers tracked Gutierrez, who injured himself jumping a fence, to the roof of a Goodwill warehouse on the 1700 block of 7th Street. They say he refused to follow orders and he claimed to have a weapon.
Gutierrez was also reportedly threatening to hurt himself and others. That’s when APD said the incident was turned over to a SWAT team.
SWAT and Crisis Intervention officers say they negotiated with Gutierrez into the early hours of the morning. They were finally able to get him down using a cherry picker. Gutierrez was then taken to the hospital.
Albuquerque Police say Gutierrez, who has an outstanding felony warrant for child abuse and another for violating his probation, will face additional charges.