Police: Arson suspect kills himself in NM | SkyHiNews.com

Police: Arson suspect kills himself in NM

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) – Police say a Pueblo accountant suspected of setting fire to his ex-wife’s home committed suicide during a brief standoff with authorities outside of Truth or Consequences, N.M.

Pueblo Police Sgt. Mark Duran says 50-year-old Myron Todd Thomas immediately became a suspect in an arson fire early Tuesday at his ex-wife’s home. Police issued an alert to law enforcement in New Mexico and elsewhere.

Sierra County (New Mexico) sheriff’s deputies and New Mexico police contacted Thomas north of Truth or Consequences, about 380 miles south of Pueblo Tuesday afternoon.

Duran says Thomas shot himself to death. Police say the arson fire caused an estimated $50,000 in damage to the home Thomas once shared with his ex-wife.

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