Possible hostage situation at city building in Albuquerque

By REUTERS
June 14, 2016 04:10

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

Police in Albuquerque, New Mexico, were using a SWAT team to check into a possible hostage situation on Monday at a downtown government building, they said on Twitter.


"At this point in time, there is no evidence of an active shooter," Albuquerque police said in a message on Twitter. "Trying to confirm if there's an active hostage situation."


The police activity was centered on the City-County Building, a facility in downtown Albuquerque that houses city agencies and divisions of Bernalillo County, according to the police Twitter messages.


"It looks like one individual riled up some employees," Albuquerque police spokesman Tanner Tixier said by telephone.


One individual was detained and was being questioned, police later said in a message on Twitter.


A Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) police unit was searching the building, police said on Twitter.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Breaking news
October 17, 2018
Iranian minister: US sanctions display disregard for human rights

By REUTERS