- Associated Press - Saturday, May 24, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A man accused of trying to kill his estranged wife in Albuquerque was captured during a traffic stop in Bloomfield after spending the last 26 months on the run from authorities.

The U.S. Marshals Service says Hugo Banda was arrested Friday after being pulled over by a San Juan County sheriff’s deputy.

Authorities say Banda punched and stabbed his estranged wife in March 2012 when she offered to give him a ride in her vehicle.

Banda also is accused of hitting his estranged wife with the vehicle after she broke free from his grasp and ran away.

He is charged with attempted murder, aggravated battery, kidnapping and tampering with evidence.

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