- Associated Press - Sunday, May 28, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Authorities say a 38-year-old man broke into a restaurant while armed with an edged weapon, stole a car, barricaded himself in an empty building and set it on fire before police caught him.

The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were called out noon Saturday.

The man, who was identified as Marcio Lujan, tried to steal items from a restaurant but was confronted by the owners. Lujan is suspected of then stealing car that stalled about a block away.

Police say that’s when Lujan broke into an empty commercial building and barricaded himself.

The sheriff’s office used a police-trained dog to get Lujan out.

Police say Lujan made comments about setting a fire, and deputies then noticed smoke coming from inside. The building was quickly engulfed in flames.

The Bernalillo County Fire Department contained the fire.


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