Albuquerque City Hall put on lockdown on reports of suspect with gun
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City hall in Albuquerque, New Mexico was placed on lockdown on Friday after reports of a man with a gun caused a "disturbance" there, the police department said in a post on Twitter.

"At this time, this is NOT an active shooter. A subject was seen inside City Hall, armed with a gun, causing a disturbance inside," the police department tweeted.

The Albuquerque Journal newspaper, citing a police spokesman, reported that the suspect had not pointed the gun at anyone but that residents were asked to avoid the area.

The incident comes just over a week after a married couple opened fire at a county office center in San Bernardino, California, killing 14 people and wounding 22 others.

(Reporting by Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Bernadette Baum)