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Man arrested on suspicion of burglarizing tent of homeless man

A 50-year-old man was arrested today on suspicion of burglary after he attacked a homeless man in his tent in the airport area, police said.

The suspect entered a 53-year-old man’s tent with a weapon at about 7:50 a.m. Saturday and struck the victim, causing injury, police said. An ambulance responded and took the victim to a hospital where he was treated and released.

Police located the suspect at about 11:35 a.m. Saturday and arrested him on suspicion of first-degree burglary and two drug offenses.

According to state law, a person commits burglary when he enters or remains unlawfully in a building to commit a crime. A place of residence, even a tent, can be included in the definition of a building, police said.

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