New Mexico Trooper Shoots Hostage Taker

New Mexico

A New Mexico state police officer shot a man who was holding a child hostage during a standoff in Hatch.

The man had allegedly led Border Patrol Agents on a chase on Interstate 25, which ended at about milepost 37, according to a New Mexico State police news release.

There the man armed himself and barricaded himself inside the vehicle with a 7-year-old child.

During the standoff, a state police officer shot the man and the child was safely rescued.

The suspect was flown to a hospital.

His condition is unknown.

Police said the incident is being treated as an officer-involved shooting.

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