POSTED: Monday, July 9, 2012 - 4:53pm
UPDATED: Monday, July 9, 2012 - 4:55pm
LAS CRUCES — The Las Cruces Police Department’s SWAT and Hostage Negotiation teams were busy Monday with two separate calls of barricaded individuals, both of whom were believed to be armed and potentially dangerous.
Both incidents ended peacefully without major incident.
The first callout was Monday morning at a home on the 1900 block of Mahogany Drive where officers attempted to conduct a welfare check on a 29-year-old man. SWAT and HNT were called out and attempted to make contact with the man for more than an hour but to no avail.
The SWAT team cordoned off a section of Mahogany Drive and approached the home but just after 11 a.m. the man exited and was taken into protective custody.
At around that same time police learned of a 16-year-old boy who was making threats on the 1800 block of Smith Avenue. LCPD’s Hostage Negotiation Team established communication with the teen but he refused to step outside and meet with officers.
LCPD’s SWAT team was again called out and utilized an audible diversionary device before the teen voluntarily exited the home and surrendered to officers shortly before 3 p.m.
No shots were fired in either incident and no injuries were reported. Charges against the teenager are possible.