New Mexico felon taken into custody in Wickenburg

WICKENBURG, AZ - A wanted felon in New Mexico is now in custody after an extensive search involving multiple agencies in Wickenburg.

The Wickenburg Police Department says 25-year-old Mark Facio was taken into custody without incident Tuesday. No injuries were reported. 

According to officials, Facio attempted to steal a car from the Shell gas station near US 60 and milepost 112 before reportedly running off into the Hassayampa River. 

A lockdown at Hassayampa Elementary School has since been lifted, officials confirmed. 

The Arizona Department of Public Safety, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, and Wickenburg police assisted in the search for the suspect.

Police say they were searching for Facio Monday night after he allegedly ran away from a traffic stop.

No additional information was immediately available.

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