Police arrest wanted man in SWAT standoff in SW Albuquerque | KOB 4

Police arrest wanted man in SWAT standoff in SW Albuquerque

Justine Lopez & Grace Reader
Updated: February 17, 2020 10:14 AM
Created: February 16, 2020 11:30 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A SWAT team arrested a male subject who barricaded himself near southwest Albuquerque on Sunday.

Investigators believe the suspect, 37-year-old Harold Valdez, allegedly tried to start a fire at his mother's home early Sunday at 5601 Palm Ave. SW.


Officers later received a call from a hotel where Valdez was staying and said he was damaging the room and a vehicle. Police said Valdez barricaded himself inside and started to flood the room.

Valdez surrendered to police after tactical SWAT operations were carried out.

Valdez has faced a number of previous charges that include battery on an officer, assault on an officer, aggravated battery and resisting an officer.

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