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SWAT Situation in SW Albuquerque

2:43 p.m. — Police have released more details in the events that led to a man barricading himself in a home in southwest Albuquerque.

At about 9 a.m., police received a call that Santiago Chavez, a man in his early 20s, was throwing rocks and passing vehicles and knocking down trashcans, said APD Sgt. Donovan Olvera.

When a nearby resident approached the man, he brandished a gun, though he never pointed it at the resident, Olvera said.

Officers arrived on scene and the man barricaded himself. He is threatening suicide, Olvera said.

The man is still inside the home, and Crisis teams are in communication with him.

1:44 p.m. — The SWAT situation this afternoon began when a resident saw a seemingly-armed man vandalizing trash cans in her street, police said.

The man was on the 400 block of 67th Street SW when a resident confronted him, saw a gun and called police, said APD Sgt. Donavan Olvera. The man then barricaded himself in home on the block.

SWAT members of the Crisis negotiation team are trying to coax him out. He may face charges of vandalism.

Gonzalez Road is closed between Coors and Bataan during the incident.

12:45 p.m. — Albuquerque police are on the scene of a SWAT situation in southwest Albuquerque, police said.

Police cars have surrounded the area near the intersection of Coors Blvd. and Gonzales Rd. SW, according to a Journal photographer at the scene.

No further information was immediately available. Check back for updates as the story develops.

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