Man accused of driving SUV through police security gate

New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been arrested on suspicion of driving an SUV through a security gate at New Mexico State Police headquarters, then into the front doors of the Metropolitan Court in downtown Albuquerque.

Police say 38-year-old Gilberto Durades-Lahera is jailed on suspicion of two counts of criminal damage to property.

They say Durades-Lahera showed up at the State Police headquarters near Interstate 40 around noon Saturday and drove through a gate into a secure parking lot.

Durades-Lahera fled and officers couldn’t find him until an hour later when he allegedly rammed the same SUV into the front doors of the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Courthouse.

According to a criminal complaint, Durades-Lahera was yelling that someone was trying to kill him.

It was unclear Sunday if Durades-Lahera has a lawyer yet.

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