FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

ESS Crossbow Photochromic Ballistic Eyeshield - ESS Eyepro
The ESS Crossbow Photochromic eyeshield is created using Transition Optics...

Top News

Albuquerque SWAT Standoff Triggered by Former Marine Marksman

November 11, 2013  | 

A former Marine marksman with a history of post-traumatic stress disorder was identified by Albuquerque police as the man responsible for an eight-hour long SWAT standoff that ended Saturday morning, the Albuquerque Journal reports.

Albuquerque police said Jason Kerns, 37, fled the scene of a crash on southbound Interstate 25 north of the Big I in a Hummer sport-utility vehicle around 7:30 p.m. Friday, and a police officer pulled him over on the south-to-east flyover ramp a half-hour later.

Kerns showed the officer a gun after he was stopped, according to Albuquerque Police Department spokesman Daren DeAguero, prompting police to call in a SWAT team and close the flyover, as well as eastbound I-40 from Second Street to University Boulevard.

Kerns was taken from the vehicle around 4 a.m. Saturday and didn’t say anything to police or his lawyer, so he was transported to the Veterans Affairs Medical Center for a psychiatric evaluation.

Be the first to comment on this story

POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Video: Indiana Murder Suspect Went to Walmart Then Came Back During SWAT Standoff
During the standoff, police believe Reynolds escaped from his home through a basement...
2 Florida SWAT Officers Suspended for Responding to Parkland School Shooting
The officers did not have permission to respond to the shooting at Parkland on Feb. 14,...

Police Magazine