CLOVIS, N.M. — A more than four-hour standoff with an armed suspect inside a county jail in eastern New Mexico has ended.

Authorities say a man was transported to a hospital from the Curry County Adult Detention Center on Thursday night.

Details weren’t immediately available.

The Eastern New Mexico News reported that the standoff began about 2:30 p.m. when a man pulled out a handgun after he was taken inside the jail to be booked on unknown charges.

It wasn’t immediately clear where the man got the weapon or whether he was searched after initially being arrested.

County officials say the man was isolated in a secure area of the jail, unable to access other parts of the facility and pointing the gun at himself.

Police and ambulance crews had the jail surrounded.


Information from: The Eastern New Mexico News, http://www.easternnewmexiconews.com

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