Police arrest teen who threatened N.M. store workers


A teenager has been arrested for allegedly threatening employees of an Albuquerque supermarket with a machete and punching one of them.

Albuquerque police say the 15-year-old boy was taken into custody on Saturday night.

The Associated Press is not releasing his name because he's a juvenile.

Police say the teen is charged with assault with intent to commit a violent felony and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the incident Monday at an Albertson's store.

They say he's also charged with auto burglary, possession of burglary tools and conspiracy to commit auto burglary.

Police say those charges stem from a March 21 incident when three juveniles allegedly tried to break into an Albuquerque Police Department cruiser.

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