Update: The suspect in Wednesday’s SWAT situation that forced the evacuation of Doña Ana Elementary has been identified as Edward L Walters, 53.
While details are still limited as to what led up to the SWAT standoff, he was taken into custody on two warrants for Aggravated Assault Against a Household Member (Deadly Weapon) and Aggravated Stalking. He is being held at the Doña Ana County Detention Center without bond.
DONA ANA, New Mexico (KTSM) – According to reports from the Dona Ana County Sheriff Office, a man barricaded himself inside a home in the 5000 block of Clavel.
The threat is contained to one residence and is believed to have started with a domestic dispute.
Doña Ana Elementary students were relocated to Vista Middle School and shortly after it was authorized the early release of students due to police activity nearby.
Parents or authorized guardians/emergency contacts can pick up students from the gym at Vista with photo ID, using the Vista parking lot off Elks Drive.
If parents are unable to pick up your child, all students will be housed at Vista through the end of the day.
This is a developing story and will be updated with more information as it becomes available.