Man arrested after SWAT standoff in NE Albuquerque

Updated: 07/18/2014 7:52 AM | Created: 07/17/2014 5:14 PM
By: Erica Zucco, KOB Eyewitness News 4

An armed robbery suspect is behind bars after a nearly seven-hour SWAT standoff near Morris and Montgomery on Thursday night.

SWAT officers on scene fired multiple rounds of tear gas into the apartment. They even sent in the SWAT robot, but the suspect--identified as Uriah McAfee--didn't come out until just before 10 p.m.

APD officers arrived to Montgomery Manor apartments just before 2 p.m. to serve a warrant for McAfee.

When officers arrived to the residence, several people were inside the apartment with McAfee. Two people came out of the apartment, but the McAfee barricaded himself inside the house.

"The kids were coming to and from the free lunch, then all of the sudden, APD drew their weapons, went to entrances and said, 'Go inside now.' Kids dropped their lunches, parents were freaking out," a resident said.

The apartment complex is subsidized housing for low income families. People involved in certain criminal activity aren't supposed to get assistance to live at places like that.

APD says McAfee may have gone around the system by living with someone who signed a lease legally.

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