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APD SWAT activated for man who cut off ankle monitor

May 27, 2022

ALBUQUERQUE – APD’s SWAT unit was activated this afternoon to help apprehend a wanted man who cut off his GPS ankle monitor. Officers currently have a perimeter set up at an apartment at 101 Broadway


APD was notified that Francis Lucero, 44, intentionally removed or tampered with his GPS unit. Officers unsuccessfully attempted to contact Lucero overnight. Officers returned to the apartment this morning and Lucero refused to exit the apartment. He also threatened officers.


SWAT operators have been called to the scene to attempt to negotiate with Lucero.


Lucero is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon against a household member and false imprisonment. He was released from jail with an ankle monitor pending trial.