APD negotiating with barricaded suspect near Garfield MS
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – APD responded Thursday morning to an area in northwest Albuquerque where a person was barricading themselves in a vehicle.
Officers responded to the area of Fitzgerald Road and 7th Street NW – just north of Garfield Middle School – where police say a person was making suicidal threats while barricaded in an alleged stolen vehicle and claiming to be armed.
Garfield Middle School went into a shelter-in-place around 8:36 a.m. Thursday. Neither APS nor APD indicated any direct danger to the school or its students.
As of Thursday evening, there was still police activity in the area. Authorities had blocked off Candelaria nearby.
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Garfield MS in a shelter in place due to police activity near the school.@garfield_stem— APS (@ABQschools) March 17, 2022