CROUCH MESA — A police investigation into the "suspicious" disappearance of a Farmington man led to a SWAT standoff at a Crouch Mesa mobile home Monday afternoon.
The standoff lasted nearly four hours. No one was taken into custody and police didn't obtain any search warrants for the property they had surrounded, said Farmington police Detective Sgt. Brandon Lane.
The Farmington man was reported missing on Sunday. Farmington police said the report was suspicious and police are trying to find the last people who saw him.
Police haven't been able to contact the man or his family members, Farmington police Lt. Taft Tracy said.
At 11:30 a.m. on Monday, police investigating the disappearance arrived at a mobile home on the north end of County Road 5572, Lane said.
Farmington police detectives, San Juan County Sheriff's Office deputies and New Mexico State Police officers surrounded the house.
The Farmington Police SWAT team arrived in their BearCat armored vehicle at about 1 p.m.
Police blocked several roads on either side of the standoff. Residents who approached the block were told the neighborhood was closed.
"We see you in there, we know you are in there, we are not going away," a police officer said using a megaphone during the standoff.
The officer on the megaphone referred to the suspects in the home as "Orlando, Serena and Barney."
Shortly after 3 p.m., police reopened the roads and the SWAT team left the area. Police declined to provide any further details on the missing persons investigation.
A school bus dropped off two young girls who ran inside the mobile home that had been surrounded. Several detectives stayed around the scene and talked to people who appeared to live at the home.
"This is private property," said a man at the home when asked for comment. "I ain't saying (anything)."
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