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APD Officers Prevent Wanted Felon from Hanging Himself

Police News Release: APD Officers Prevent Wanted Felon from Hanging Himself

 

APD Officers Prevent Wanted Felon from Hanging Himself

ALBUQUERQUE -- Police officers successfully prevented a man from hanging himself at a Southwest Albuquerque home while streaming the attempted suicide on social media.

APD officers responded to the attempted suicide call at 12:20 a.m. on Saturday at a home near Blake Road and Unser Blvd., S.W. As they arrived, they were alerted by APD’s Real Time Crime Center that the male subject, Adam Cazares, had multiple felony warrants and a history of violent crimes, including some against police officers.

Cazares attempted to flee the house through a window when he saw officers, but re-entered and locked himself in a bedroom. Officers attempted to negotiate with Cazares, but realized he was trying to hang himself and struggling to breathe. Officers forced entry and used a knife to cut Cazares down from the rope. He was taken into custody without incident and was treated at Lovelace Hospital.

“Several officers unselfishly put human life first, regardless of the risk to their own safety,” APD Chief Mike Geier said. “This shows the character of our officers who do this work every day.”