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Fayetteville Police Arrest Man Wanted In N.Y.

Posted September 13, 2004

— Fayetteville police have arrested a man on the run from New York authorities.

Miguel Carrasquillo was captured at about 4 a.m. Monday at a Fayetteville Greyhound bus station. Police officers identified Carrasquillo as he exited the bus. Officers asked Carrasquillo if they could speak with him and began to move him away from the passengers getting off the bus.

Carrasquillo began to struggle with the officers, but he was quickly brought under control. Police say he was carrying a food-type bag that contained rice and a .32-caliber handgun.

Police say Carrasquillo had abducted his wife, Nancy, at gunpoint at her place of work after shooting one of her co-workers in the face. Nancy Carrasquillo was not harmed during the arrest of her husband and has since been relocated to a local care center where she will remain until New York detectives meet with her later on Monday.

Carrasquillo was transported to the Cumberland County Detention Center, where he awaits a first appearance and extradition hearing. He also faces charges in Fayetteville, including assault and resisting arrest.

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