Standoff Snarls I-25 Traffic For Hours

Nov 9, 2013

Traffic is flowing again through Albuquerque's main interstate interchange following an hours-long standoff with a hit-and-run suspect.

Officer Simon Drobik says the standoff ended around 5 a.m. Saturday when the suspect was taken into custody. He says the man has been transported to the VA Medical Center for a psychological evaluation.

Police closed the I-25/I-40 flyover around 8 p.m. Friday when the man refused to surrender after being stopped in connection with an earlier hit-and-run accident.

Officers backed off the suspect after he showed them a gun. Additional units were called in and officers closed down numerous lanes at the Big I interchange.

The incident tied up traffic for hours.

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