Albuquerque police: Possible hostage situation at City Hall

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Posted: Jun 13, 2016 9:14 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police SWAT officers were searching City Hall after unconfirmed reports of a possible active shooter and hostage situation in the building.

Officers had surrounded Civic Plaza and City Hall around 6 p.m. Monday.

Police say a man was detained around 6:30 p.m. and was being questioned about the incident.

Police spokesman Tanner Tixier says there's no evidence that shots were fired or that there was an active shooter in the building, which houses both city and county government offices.

But he says police were still investigating reports of a possible hostage situation.

Officers were working to clear Civic Plaza.

Albuquerque police Chief Gorden Eden is at the scene along with Bernalillo County Sheriff Manny Gonzales.