Los Alamos Police Negotiation Team Talks Man Out Of Barricaded Apartment On Canyon Road

Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris, left, speaks with bomb technician Sgt. Chris Ross after the negotiation team talks a distraught man out of his apartment where he had barricaded himself late this afternoon at Caballo Peak Apartments. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Police Officers wrap things up after a distraught man is talked out of his apartment and transported to LAMC. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Deputy Police Chief Jason Wardlow Herrera, left, with officers leaving the scene late this afternoon at Caballo Peak Apartments. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Police Department’s Negotiation Team successfully de-escalated a situation late this afternoon in which a distraught man in his 40s had barricaded himself inside his apartment.

During the incident, which lasted until about 8 p.m., police temporarily closed down Canyon Road and evacuated neighbors in units near the barricaded apartment at the Caballo Peak Apartments, 3301 Canyon Road, Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris said.

Morris commended the LAPD negotiators for convincing the man to come outside.

“The officers did a great job of de-escalating the situation and keeping everyone safe,” Morris said.

Los Alamos Fire Department paramedics transported the man to Los Alamos Medical Center for a check up.

Check back for more on this developing story.

Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris, left, and bomb technician Sgt. Chris Ross with the ambulance in the background. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Police bomb technicians brought out the robot as a precaution but did not have to deploy it because police negotiators were able to convince the man barricaded in his apartment to come out. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris heads over to brief the Los Alamos Daily Post on details of today’s incident. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The Los Alamos Police Department’s Incident Command Center on scene late this afternoon. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The Los Alamos Fire Department directed motorists and pedestrians away from the scene of a man barricaded late this afternoon in his apartment on Canyon Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Firefighter Cari Mace explains to motorists late this afternoon that Canyon Road is temporarily closed because of a police incident underway at a nearby apartment complex. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Police ordered Canyon Road closed late this afternoon until about 8 p.m. as a safety precaution whil negotiators convinced a man barricaded in his apartment to come out. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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