Photo: Man Threatens Albuquerque With Burrito Bomb
A New Mexico man was admitted to a hospital after threatening an FBI building in in Albuquerque with a burrito bomb.
According to investigators, Brian DeMarco, 50, made two threats on federal buildings from a Super 8 motel.
Federal documents state DeMarco called an FBI phone line in West Virginia on Tuesday night. He reportedly threatened to send a bomb contained within a burrito to the FBI field office in Albuquerque. Wednesday morning, DeMarco called the Denver Department of Homeland Security office. During that call he said he planned to use a timer-detonated device to blow up the Albuquerque Social Security office at 10 a.m. that morning.
The offices were evacuated, but a search turned up no explosive devices.
DeMarco’s calls were traced back to the Super 8 motel on Coors Boulevard.
He reportedly told investigators he was angry with the U.S. Government because he the put “a tracking device inside his head” and were “beaming photons into his head.”
DeMarco also told the FBI he had previously been diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
The Albuquerque Police Dept. reportedly took DeMarco to the University of New Mexico hospital for a mental health evaluation after arresting him as he was about to board a bus to Amarillo, Texas.
DeMarco remains in federal custody on charges of making threats and conveying false information.