Hostage situation underway in Alamogordo area

14 rescued following hostage situation near Alamogordo

14 rescued following hostage situation near Alamogordo

The hostage situation at McGinn's Pistachio Farm in Alamogordo has ended, according to a spokesman for the New Mexico State Police department.

"The suspect was taken into custody, and is being treated for injuries received in a crash prior to entering the building", Christiansen said.

Tactical Units, Crisis Negotiation Team, and all other available resources are at the scene, police say.

State police said the suspect was armed inside one of the buildings with over a dozen hostages including a small child.

Police are asking the public to avoid the area if possible.

KRQE will continue to provide updates as details are made available.