SWAT activation prompts road closures in SW ABQ - Albuquerque Journal

SWAT activation prompts road closures in SW ABQ

Bernalillo County Sheriff Deputies assisted by New Mexico State Police Officers work to get an armed subject to surrender during a SWAT situation in the South Valley. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Albuquerque Journal)

Traffic was closed in Southwest Albuquerque for parts of the day Sunday when the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team was in a standoff with an armed suspect, according to police.

The agency closed La Vega SW in both directions between Arthur and Riverside SW due to an active SWAT situation, according to a social media alert from the sheriff’s office.

The SWAT team was activated for an “armed barricaded subject,” the alert said.

No other details have been released.

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