Christina Rodriguez & Ryan Laughlin
Updated: January 14, 2020 06:15 PM
Created: January 14, 2020 07:43 AM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A portion of Menaul was shut down due to police activity Tuesday morning.
APD spokesman Tanner Tixier said that the alarm system for a marijuana dispensary, R. Greenleaf, was triggered at around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. Officers were dispatched to the business and believed a subject was still inside.
Police set up a perimeter and began to search. Officers spotted a man, who was later identified as Kyle Minard, inside one of the businesses next to the dispensary.
Minard's criminal history goes back to 2016.
"The subject began scaling the interior walls and proceeded to conceal himself in the roof, allowing him access to all adjacent businesses," Tixier wrote in an email release. "Due to the subject's lack of compliance with officers commands and the difficulty of containing him, this has been made a tactical activation."
The Albuquerque Police Department shut down Menaul between Washington and Madison for hours as the SWAT standoff ensued. Around noon, Minard was taken into custody.
Menaul was reopened shortly after the arrest.
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