- Associated Press - Saturday, November 26, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Albuquerque’s police chief says authorities believe a string of crimes targeting businesses in the city will end with the arrest Saturday of a suspect.

“We have multiple crimes scenes all over the city,” Police Chief Gordon Eden said during a Saturday news conference which the Albuquerque Journal (https://goo.gl/q9yV3G ) said was held at one of the affected businesses.

The FBI earlier said that police had arrested a suspect in the placement of suspicious devices, which apparently included those which the FBI said previously were placed at three Starbucks coffee shops early Friday.

Other incidents under investigation included fires early Saturday at Barnes & Noble and Old Navy stores.

The FBI also is investigating an arson fire Wednesday at the office of an anti-abortion organization, Projecting Defending Life, but it’s not known whether that incident was related to the others.

No injuries have been reported in any of the incidents.

No information was released about the suspect, whom Eden said has been arrested but not charged.

The FBI earlier Saturday announced that a person was in custody in connection with the placement of several suspicious devices. The investigation is ongoing, the FBI’s statement said.

The FBI said Friday that federal authorities and police were investigating vandalism involving devices placed at three Starbucks locations and that a device at one store caused minimal damage.

The store fires Saturday caused smoke and water damage and both businesses won’t reopen for a while, Fire Department spokeswoman Diane Burns said.

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