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Two men try to avoid arrest by barricading themselves in Las Cruces home

Barricaded men prompt SWAT situation on Texas Avenue in Las Cruces. (Courtesy photo)

An attempt to arrest two men ended up in an hours-long SWAT standoff in Las Cruces.

Dan Trujillo, spokesperson for the Las Cruces Police Department, said officers were trying to arrest two 35-year-old men around 1:30 p.m. Friday.

The men then ran into the home and barricaded themselves.

One person was taken into custody just before 5 p.m.

Tear gas and flash bangs were used to try to get the second suspect out of the house but he did not come out.

Police cleared the scene around 8 p.m.

Valley View Elementary on California Avenue was placed under shelter-in-place but that was lifted after police verified that it was safe for students, staff and parents, according to the Las Cruces Public Schools website.

We have a crew on the scene and will update this article as more becomes available.


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