- Associated Press - Friday, December 11, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - An armed man who forced a lockdown at Albuquerque’s City Hall was being questioned Friday by sheriff’s deputies after they caught up with him at his home east of the city, police said.

The incident happened around 10:15 a.m. when the man, who was not immediately identified, was spotted on the second floor outside the city’s secured dispute resolution center.

“The subject was observed to have a firearm in his possession and was banging on the doors demanding to be let in,” Albuquerque police spokesman Tanner Tixier said. The man also appeared to be talking to himself and mumbling, Tixier said.

The building was locked down, and employees were ordered to stay in their offices as a precaution. Several police officers were seen positioned themselves behind cover near one of the entrances to the downtown government complex.

Within 10 minutes, video surveillance showed the man leaving the building on his own, police said.



There was no indication the man ever removed the gun from his holster, and no injuries were reported.

“We do know who he is. We do know where he is. We do not have an armed crazy gunman running the streets of Albuquerque at this time, so there’s no public danger,” Tixier said.

No charges have been filed, but police said the investigation was ongoing.

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