Suspect shot after taking Albuquerque restaurant hostage
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say nobody else was injured when officers shot a suspect barricaded inside a Chinese restaurant filled with people.
Authorities continue to investigate a string of crime scenes Monday, a day after a robbery suspect gave chase before fleeing into the busy restaurant.
Police spokesman Simon Drobik says the ordeal began Sunday afternoon when officers responded to a robbery.
They learned the suspect was on foot and possibly breaking into a home.
Drobik says the suspect then either shot at a vehicle or tried to carjack it.
He then went into Lin’s Grand Buffet which was occupied by 80 staff and patrons.
Drobik says a SWAT team immediately moved in.
The suspect was shot and taken to a hospital. His condition was not immediately known Monday.