Police set up a perimeter and began to search. Officers spotted a man inside one of the businesses next to the dispensary.
“The subject began scaling the interior walls and proceeded to conceal himself in the roof, allowing him access to all adjacent businesses,” Tixier wrote in an email release. “Due to the subject’s lack of compliance with officers commands and the difficulty of containing him, this has been made a tactical activation.”
The Albuquerque Police Department shut down Menaul between Washington and Madison for hours as the SWAT standoff ensued. Around noon, a man was taken into custody.
Menaul was reopened shortly after the man’s arrest.