- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 12, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Authorities are searching for a suspect accused of setting fire to infrastructure towers used by local and federal government as well as Albuquerque-area media.

Bernalillo County sheriff’s officials said Wednesday investigators have obtained an arrest warrant but they are not yet releasing that individual’s name.

According to deputies, a call came in Oct. 2 about a fire at a structure on Sandia Crest Road.

Deputies say the suspected arsonist had already fled the scene.

Deputies say the structure holds critical broadcasting and communications towers for the city’s major media outlets and government entities.

Sheriff’s detectives have since served several search warrants.

They say the suspect’s identity is being withheld as they continue to gather more information from numerous sources.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide