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Armed woman presumed suicidal is safely detained

Members of the Roswell Police Department remain at the scene at the abandoned Valley Christian Academy's parking lot at 1500 S. Main St. after a potentially suicidal woman with a firearm was safely detained by police. (Trevier Gonzalez Photo)

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A woman with a firearm who police presumed to be suicidal was taken to a local hospital after being safely detained by local police Friday afternoon.

Before 4:30 p.m. Friday, members of Roswell Police Department, Chaves County Sheriff’s Office and New Mexico State Police were dispatched to the 1500 block of South Main Street in reference to a potentially suicidal woman believed to have a firearm.

According to the RPD’s public information officer, Todd Wildermuth, South Main Street was closed between Wildy and Hobbs streets while officers communicated with the woman.

At 5:12 p.m., Wildermuth said the woman had been safely detained and that South Main would be reopened as a result.

Police were able to confirm the woman was in possession of a firearm.

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Wildermuth said later Friday evening, at that point, the woman is not facing any charges.

“She was taken to a hospital for appropriate care,” Wildermuth said.

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