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Burrito bomb threat called in to FBI office

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Man called W.Va. from ABQ, said he was going to put explosive in food

A man angry at the federal government threatened to blow up the Albuquerque FBI field office with explosives folded into a burrito, according to authorities.

Brian DeMarco, 50, called a public access FBI number on Tuesday with the threat. DeMarco told agents that he was angry at the U.S. government for planting a tracking device into his head, in addition to beaming photons into his brain, according to a federal criminal complaint. DeMarco made the call to a West Virginia FBI office from his room at the Super 8 Motel on Iliff Road in Albuquerque.

Agents arrested DeMarco on Thursday, just as he was boarding a bus to Amarillo, Texas, at the Albuquerque Greyhound bus station.

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

In addition to the burrito threat, DeMarco told agents that he had placed a timed bomb with C-4 explosives at the Albuquerque Social Security Administration building. The building was evacuated and swept for explosives. Nothing was found, according to the complaint.

On Wednesday, agents interviewed DeMarco at the hotel room, where he told investigators that he had made similar threats before in California, and that he learned how to make a variety of bombs while in prison. He said he knew how to make suitcase bombs out of manure and diesel fuel, and that he knew how to make a timer to set them off.

DeMarco then told investigators he’d previously been diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and that he made the threats knowing he’d be sent to jail.

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