New Mexico

Man arrested after Albuquerque City Hall hostage scare

  • Albuquerque police spokesman Tanner Tixier, left, briefs reporters as officers search City Hall for any evidence after a man had run through the halls yelling about an active shooter in the building in downtown Albuquerque, N.M., Monday, June 13, 2016. Tixier said one man believed to the initiator that spurred the calls was detained and officers believed the incident may have resulted from a hoax. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)

    Albuquerque police spokesman Tanner Tixier, left, briefs reporters as officers search City Hall for any evidence after a man had run through the halls yelling about an active shooter in the building in downtown Albuquerque, N.M., Monday, June 13, 2016. Tixier said one man believed to the initiator that spurred the calls was detained and officers believed the incident may have resulted from a hoax. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)  (The Associated Press)

  • Albuquerque police in tactical gear escort out Albuquerque, N.M., City Hall employees on Monday, June 13, 2016, after receiving reports of a possible active shooter and hostage situation in the city building. Albuquerque police spokesman Tanner Tixier said one man was being detained and investigators believed that person was "the initiator" who spurred calls from employees inside the building. olice believe the situation may have been the result of a hoax, but they were not taking any chances. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)

    Albuquerque police in tactical gear escort out Albuquerque, N.M., City Hall employees on Monday, June 13, 2016, after receiving reports of a possible active shooter and hostage situation in the city building. Albuquerque police spokesman Tanner Tixier said one man was being detained and investigators believed that person was "the initiator" who spurred calls from employees inside the building. olice believe the situation may have been the result of a hoax, but they were not taking any chances. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)  (The Associated Press)

A man has been arrested in connection with a scare at Albuquerque City Hall about a possible shooter and hostage situation that police now believe was a hoax.

Albuquerque police spokesman Tanner Tixier said Tuesday that 28-year-old Daniel Olguin was charged with breaking and entering and false imprisonment after a floor-by-floor search of City Hall.

Police in tactical gear surrounded City Hall on Monday and closed part of downtown Albuquerque after receiving reports of a possible shooter.

Employees had reported that a man was running up and down the halls yelling that there was a shooter in the building.

Police believe the situation was a hoax. An investigation was continuing.

Employees later were escorted away from the building by officers in tactical gear. No injuries were reported.

It was not known if Olguin had an attorney.