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A Bismarck man is charged with two felonies after police say he broke through a house door then threatened to burn puppies and the residence.

Luis Barrera, 39, is charged with burglary and terrorizing, both felonies, and misdemeanor refusal to halt.

Police allege he broke through the door of a residence on North 15th Street in Bismarck on Thursday, picked up a puppy and told the occupant of the residence he was “going to cover these puppies in gasoline, light them on fire one by one, then burn your house down.” The victim told police Barrera put the puppy down and tried to leave with her iPad, but she was able to take it from him, according to the police affidavit.

The victim told police Barrera was threatening her in order to learn the whereabouts of her daughter. A relationship between the two had ended earlier in the day, the affidavit said.

Barrera is being held in the Burleigh Morton Detention Center. He bail was set at $5,000 during his initial court appearance on Friday. Court documents do not list an attorney for him.

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Reach Travis Svihovec at 701-250-8260 or Travis.Svihovec@bismarcktribune.com

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