- Associated Press - Friday, December 11, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The latest in the lockdown at Albuquerque City Hall (all times local):

12:45 p.m.

An armed man who forced a lockdown at city hall Friday is being questioned by sheriff’s deputies after being detained at his home in the mountains east of Albuquerque.

Authorities say the man entered the downtown government building around 10:15 a.m. and was spotted on the second floor outside the city’s dispute resolution center.

He was seen banging on doors and demanding to be let into the secure area.



Police spokesman Tanner Tixier says the man appeared to be talking to himself and mumbling.

The man left the building after about 10 minutes.

Tixier says it appears the man never took the gun out of its holster.

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

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12:00 p.m.

Albuquerque police have detained an armed man who forced a lockdown and evacuation of city hall.

Authorities said the man, who has not been identified, was taken into custody shortly after he was seen inside city hall with a hand gun. Police say the man caused a disturbance but it was unclear what disturbance he caused.

The man has not been charged with any crime.

Authorities say no injuries were reported.

Officials say city hall workers are being allowed back in the building.

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11:45 a.m.

Officials say Albuquerque City Hall has been evacuated and a lockdown has been lifted as authorities search for an armed man who left the building.

A spokesman from Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry says city hall workers were escorted out during a frantic scene Friday.

A lockdown was ordered after witnesses say they saw a man with gun inside city hall. Authorities say the man caused a disturbance but it was unclear what disturbance he caused.

Albuquerque police says video confirms the subject leaving the building and Bernalillo County Sheriff’s deputies are now searching for the man.

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11:30 a.m.

Downtown Albuquerque is seeing heavy police presence as city hall remains on lockdown after a person with a gun was spotted inside the building.

Albuquerque police stood outside city hall behind pillars Friday and instructed a cameraman from Univision’s Albuquerque affiliate KLUZ-TV to stay out of the view of windows.

The lockdown was ordered after witnesses say they saw a person with gun inside.

Police said authorities don’t believe an active shooter was in the area. However, a person was seen inside city hall armed with a gun and causing a disturbance.

Authorities say no injuries were reported and no shots have been fired.

No arrests have been made.

Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents to avoid the area.

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