Northwest Albuquerque SWAT situation ends, suspect in custody

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Albuquerque Police Department says the SWAT situation at St. Josephs Drive and Atrisco has come to an end.

It started Tuesday morning at 5:30 a.m. when APD tried to serve a search warrant at a home near St. Josephs Drive and Atrisco.

Police say the man they were trying to arrest started shooting at them from the second story of a home.

No officers were hurt but an APD robot suffered significant damage.

During the standoff, officers took a number of people out of the home including several children.

Police are still investigating what role the adults played in this if any.

As for the suspect, it took quite a bit for him to come out.

“We were talking with him for several hours. We gave him several opportunities to come out, he declined to take it so we stepped it up further and used gas vapor to bring him out of the house,” Officer Fred Duran said. “That is why we were warning residents to keep off so they didn’t breathe in vapor.”

At this time police are not saying who the man in custody is. They also said the feds may decided to take over this case but they are not saying why. 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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