SWAT situation ends in northwest Albuquerque


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Police say SWAT officers have cleared a scene after responding to reports of a suspect firing shots in a northwest Albuquerque neighborhood.

According to the Albuquerque Police Department, officers responded to a call at approximately 12:17 p.m. to the 100 block of Phoenix Ave. NW. There, they confronted two individuals coming out of a residence carrying items from inside. The two ran back inside when they saw officers approach.

A person contacted police and said that they were the homeowner and had heard the subjects inside. Police then found a door that had been kicked in.

APD closed 2nd Street between La Poblana Road and Claremont Avenue while they were handling the situation. They attempted to call the subjects out of the residence. Police eventually secured a warrant and were able to enter the building. No individuals were found.

APD says that the investigation is ongoing, but they have not located any evidence to indicate shots were fired. At this time they believe that noise may have been the individuals kicking in the door.

The area has been reopened.