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Police and fire responders kept busy New Year’s Eve

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Albuquerque police officers were called to an apartment building at 8010 Zuni NE about 7:30 p.m. New Years Eve, where two males had been arguing and one of them had been stabbed.

Police said residents of two apartments were sharing a New Year’s meal and alcoholic beverages. An argument broke out and a man identified as Yorkis Martinez, 41, allegedly grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed another man, identified as 43-year-old Henry Lujan, or James Lujan.

Lujan was taken to an area hospital for treatment of a wound to his upper chest and was later released. Martinez was arrested for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

The Albuquerque Fire Department responded to two fires in the same mobile home on New Year’s Eve. Fire damage to the home, on the 700 block 98th Street NW, was contained to the kitchen, although the home suffered smoke damage throughout.

Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze, which broke out about 11:30 p.m. About an hour later, after the scene was cleared and fire crews left, they were called out to the same address to extinguish a second kitchen blaze.

There were no injuries, although the family was displaced. The cause is under investigation.


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