Man in custody after 11-hour SWAT standoff | KOB 4

Man in custody after 11-hour SWAT standoff

Christina Rodriguez
August 16, 2019 12:43 AM

FARMINGTON, N.M. — A police standoff in Farmington lasted for over 11 hours. The suspect was taken into custody late Thursday night. 

“We’re trying to be as safe as we can, trying to make sure our officers are safe, that citizens are safe, that the suspect is safe,” said Farmington Police Chief Steve Hebbe. “In this case it worked out, it just took a long time to do it.”

Police said the standoff began as a domestic violence call because a man pointed a gun at his girlfriend. She managed to escape, and told officers the man was armed. He then barricaded himself inside the apartment.

Officers had broken out a window, and negotiators were on scene trying to get the man to surrender. Some residents in the apartments were asked to evacuate.  

After 11 p.m., the suspect was taken into custody.

Police said no one was injured and no shots were fired.   

This is a developing story. Stay with KOB Eyewitness News 4 and for updates.


Christina Rodriguez

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