Updated: APD SWAT Standoff Ends in NW ABQ

A SWAT standoff on Los Luceros NW has ended without incident.

Albuquerque police have arrested 31-year-old Leonardo Sanchez on a drug related charge. His father, Leo Sanchez, 52, was arrested earlier at the home on a warrant, according to Albuquerque police spokesman Rob Gibbs.


A SWAT team has been called out to a Northwest Albuquerque home because a person Albuquerque Police Department detectives went to arrest won’t come out of the residence.

That’s the word this morning from APD spokesman Officer Robert Gibbs.


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Gibbs said in an e-mail that a perimeter has been established.

He said SWAT was called out after the detectives went to the residence in the 1900 block of Los Luceros Road NW at about 10:38 a.m. and the subject they went to arrest refused to cooperate and exit the residence.

Check back here for updates as more information is released.



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