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Man threatened FBI building with "burrito bomb," police say

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A man threatening to blow up an FBI office with a "burrito bomb" was arrested in New Mexico on Thursday, June 13, 2013.
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(CBS/AP) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A man has been arrested after authorities say he threatened to blow up the Albuquerque FBI field office with explosives folded into a burrito.

Ultimately, no explosives were found, and no burrito, either.

The Albuquerque Journal reports that 50-year-old Brian DeMarco was arrested Thursday just as he was boarding a bus to Amarillo, Texas, at the Albuquerque Greyhound bus station.

According to a criminal complaint, DeMarco told agents of his plot in a call to a West Virginia FBI office from his Albuquerque motel room.

The complaint says DeMarco also told agents that he had placed a timed bomb at the Albuquerque Social Security Administration building but no bomb was found.

According to CBS affiliate KRQE, investigators say the suspect told them he was angry at the U.S. government because he believed it had "placed a tracking device inside his head" and was "beaming photons into his head."

He also reportedly told them he has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

DeMarco is facing charges of violating interstate communications laws and creating a hoax.


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