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Even SWAT trucks need fixin’ sometimes

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A mechanic does on-the-spot repairing to the SWAT team’s armored vehicle at the corner of Fifth and Main Street Thursday afternoon. (Trevier Gonzalez Photo)

The Roswell Police Department’s SWAT vehicle came to a standstill at the corner of Main and Fifth streets at about 3 p.m., Thursday.

Donald O’Connor, detective for the RPD, said it was just a mechanical issue on the air brake system.
“We had an incident where we were using it earlier, and then I was taking it to fuel it up so that it was ready for the next operation,” O’Connor said. “We have issues here and there — it just happens.”
As hundreds of motorists passed by in wonderment, a mechanic was working on the Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle at the time the Roswell Daily Record had arrived, while law enforcement stood by.