SWAT team breaks up children’s party while chasing suspect

New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A SWAT team looking for a suspected accomplice in a forged-check case was forced to break up a birthday party for an 8-year-old Albuquerque boy.

KOAT-TV reports the armed SWAT team on Saturday surrounded Christina Rain’s home as she held a birthday gathering for her son and had to try to corral the young attendees inside.

A suspect had fled police from a Walmart and eventually barricade himself in the storage shed in Rain’s backyard.

Police then ordered Rain and the rest of the party-goers out of the house and to a nearby park.

Authorities say the man was taken into custody.

After the excitement, Rain told a KOAT-TV reporter the young party-goers were heading back to the house to have some birthday cake.

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Information from: KOAT-TV, http://www.thenewmexicochannel.com/index.html

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