- Associated Press - Saturday, November 26, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The Latest on vandalism and fires at businesses in Albuquerque (all times local):

3:20 p.m.

Albuquerque Police Chief Gordon Eden says authorities believe a string of fires and acts of vandalism at businesses in the city will end now that a suspect is in custody.

According to the Albuquerque Journal (https://goo.gl/q9yV3G ), Eden told a Saturday news conference that there were “multiple crime scenes all over the city.”

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 FBI’s statement didn’t include specifics but the agency said Friday that federal authorities and police were investigating vandalism involving devices placed at three Starbucks locations and that one device caused minimal damage.

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

No injuries have been reported.

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This story has been corrected to reflect the correct spelling of the police chief’s first name.

12:55 p.m.

The FBI says a person is in custody in connection with an investigation into the placement of several suspicious devices in Albuquerque.

An FBI statement released Saturday says Albuquerque police took the person into custody Saturday and turned the person over to the FBI.

The statement says no charges have been filed so far and that a federal and local investigation is continuing.

No additional information was released.

However, the FBI on Friday said federal authorities and police were investigating reports of vandalism at three Starbucks locations in Albuquerque and that one device caused minimal damages.

Nobody was injured.

The FBI issued its statement Saturday as Albuquerque authorities investigated several overnight incidents, including fires that damaged Old Navy and Barnes & Noble stores at separate locations.

12:15 p.m.

Authorities in Albuquerque are investigating several overnight incidents, including fires that damaged two chain stores.

The Fire Department says causes of the fires early Saturday morning at Barnes & Noble and Old Navy outlets located at separate shopping centers were under investigation.

The Albuquerque Journal (https://goo.gl/UH68it ) reports that police took a suspect into custody but that a police spokesman didn’t identify the suspect or provide details on allegations against the suspect.

The FBI was already investigating reports of vandalism early Friday at three Starbucks locations in Albuquerque. FBI spokesman Frank Fisher said suspicious devices were placed inside the coffee shops and that one caused minimal damage.

Police and FBI spokesmen did not immediately respond to requests for comment Saturday on the latest incidents and the status of their investigations.

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