Update 3: The incident ended last night with Sandoval County sheriff’s deputies arresting a man wanted for a probation violation who barricaded himself in a house in Sierra los Pinos. The response, witnessed to some degree by travellers on NM Highway 4, involved a New Mexico State Police tact team, an NMSP bomb team and an Albuquerque Police Department SWAT unit all of whom worked with the Sandoval County sheriff’s office. These folks spent all day arriving at the site, scattering traffic onto the highway shoulders as they came, but the suspect, after being held at bay for most of the day, still managed to escape from the house and was only apprehended by a K-9 unit in the woods afterwards. He is reported to have suffered minor injuries.
Thank you Stan Wilson of KOB TV for information about the incident, before it was available anywhere else.
Update 2: A report on KOB TV now identifies the area as Sierra los Pinos, not Thompson Ridge, as previously reported. The identity of the wanted person or what he is wanted for has not been revealed.
Update: CODE RED issued
According to Stan Wilson of KOB TV, NM State Police and Sandoval County Sheriffs have issued a code red alert advising residents of the Thompson Ridge area of the Jemez mountains to stay in their homes. Travel on local roads may be restricted. There is an armed individual barricaded in his home in the area with an unknown number of firearms.
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Every kind of emergency vehicle, including state police, ambulances and negotiating teams have been tearing along NM Highway 4 since this morning, and heading up into the mountains. However, neither the state police nor any of the local TV news sources have given detailed information.
According to Stan Wilson of KOB TV who has spoken with NM State Police, the police are executing a search warrant somewhere, someplace up there in an unspecified location in the Jemez area.
Wilson also noted that the State Police stated that no evacuations have been ordered.
Travellers to Santa Fe have reported seeing armoured vehicles on the highway. It is not clear if this has any connection with the events in the Jemez.