ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The SWAT team used tear gas to coax a burglary suspect out of a Northeast Albuquerque marijuana dispensary on Tuesday following a lengthy standoff.
Gilbert Gallegos, an Albuquerque Police Department spokesman, said 35-year-old Kyle Minard was arrested after surrendering to police.
Gallegos said that, around four hours later, 32-year-old Bronson Vigil came running out of the dispensary and was also arrested.
Sgt. Tanner Tixier, another APD spokesman, said it all started when officers responded to a break-in alarm around 2:30 a.m. inside R. Greenleaf business at 4414 Menaul NE, near Washington.
At the time, police believed whoever had broken in was still inside the business.
Tixier said officers searched the business with a police dog when they spotted a man inside and he began “scaling the interior walls” before hiding in the roof.