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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Police in Albuquerque say a restaurant employee has been killed after several armed suspects attempted a takeover-style robbery at a packed Denny’s Restaurant.

Police spokeswoman Officer Nadine Hamby says “multiple” armed suspects rushed the northwest Albuquerque restaurant at about 9:30 a.m. Saturday. As many as 100 people were inside.

A female restaurant employee was shot and killed.

Two people have been detained, but Hamby says it is unclear if they are robbery suspects. A police tactical team has surrounded a northwest Albuquerque home where other possible suspects are believed to have fled.

Hamby says detectives have more than 60 witnesses to interview, and not all saw the same thing. Witnesses reported seeing from two to six suspects.


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