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CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — 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.

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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,