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State Police: Man shot, ending barricade situation on I-25

February 27, 2019

HATCH, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico State Police says a barricade situation involving a vehicle stopped along Interstate 25 in southern New Mexico ended when a State Police officer shot and wounded an armed man who was holding a 7-year-old child hostage.

The State Police said in a statement that the incident began Wednesday when a vehicle failed to stop at a Border Patrol checkpoint on I-25, prompting a pursuit that led to the vehicle stopping near Hatch.

The statement said the injured suspect was taken to a hospital and his condition wasn’t immediately available, while the child “was safely rescued” and no officers were injured.

No additional information was released.

Hatch is a73 miles (118 kilometers) north of El Paso, Texas.

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