FBI: Person connected to suspicious devices found at 3 Starbucks taken into custody


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The FBI says they now have a person in custody in connection with the investigation into several suspicious devices in Albuquerque.

The Albuquerque Police Department took the person into custody Saturday morning and turned the person over to the FBI.

Suspicious devices were planted at three Starbucks Coffee Shops in Albuquerque early Friday morning, one of which exploded.

The Starbucks on Central near Tulane in Nob Hill is one of the coffee shops that was hit. Another about a mile away on Lomas and the third on Gibson near San Mateo were also involved.

The FBI says no charges have been filed at this time, and the investigation by federal and Albuquerque law enforcement is ongoing.

There has been a series of suspicious events around Albuquerque in recent days, including a fire that left damage at The Carlisle, a pro-life ministry that was also set on fire on San Mateo, and two department stores that went up in flames on Saturday morning.

Officials have not released any information on if the person in custody is connected to any of these fires or if there is any connection between the events at the Starbucks and the fires at all.



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