SWAT team surrounds former officer in Santa Fe home

Posted at: 07/24/2013 1:36 PM
Updated at: 07/24/2013 2:18 PM
By: Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com



A SWAT team has surrounded a southeast Santa Fe home where a former officer barricaded himself on Wednesday.

Lt. William Pacheco of the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office confirmed the man is a former law enforcement officer from out of state. The man has access to firearms, but Lt. Pacheco said he has not brandished a weapon at officers.

The man reported to the Santa Fe County Jail this morning to receive an electric monitoring device for a robbery charge. When his wife walked across the street to report a battery charge against him, Lt. Pacheco said the man fled and barricaded himself inside his home on Calle de Sebastian.

The man is currently talking with a negotiator.

This is a developing story, stick with KOB.com for updates.