Police: Man tries to carjack couple in church parking lot

Albuquerque Police Department

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Officers were on the scene at a local church after someone tried to carjack a couple.

Police say a man was driving on I-40 in a stolen vehicle. After the vehicle got a blowout, officials say he ran across eastbound I-40 onto San Mateo. That is when the man ran into the parking lot of Church of Christ while services were letting out.

Authorities say the man attempted to stop several vehicles when he tried to carjack a couple at knife point.

Officers say they took the man into custody shortly after and no injuries were reported.

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