ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say a suspect who was shot by officers after firing a rifle is expected to recover.

Police spokesman Tanner Tixier says authorities were responding to reports Sunday afternoon of a man banging on the doors of other residents and threatening to kill them.

Tixier says responding officers spent two hours trying to talk with the man.

He says the suspect then took a rifle and opened fire. It's not clear if he was aiming at police.

Officers returned fire.

Tixier did not disclose how many shots were fired during the incident.

The suspect's name was not released pending notification of family.