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Man with fake gun, flammble liquids crashes into Warner Bros. lot

September 17, 2010 |  9:30 pm

A man with flammable liquids and a replica gun smashed his car through a barrier at Warner Bros. studios in Burbank on Friday and was arrested while roaming around the back lot, police said.

The incident unfolded about 3:25 p.m. when Burbank police responded to a call that a man was trespassing on studio property.

The man was later identified as Michael Rodriguez-Cintron, 43, of New York.

"Studio officials reported that minutes earlier, a vehicle driven by an unidentified subject crashed through the wooden arm of Gate 5 and entered the premises without stopping," according to a statement by the Police Department. "The vehicle continued to drive through the studio lot and returned approximately five minutes later where he was detained by studio security."

Inside the suspect's car, police found a duffel bag with "several bottles" of unidentified flammable material as well as ignition sources and the fake gun. As a precaution, the L.A. County Sheriff's Department's bomb squad was called in.

Police are still investigating the motive. Rodriquez-Citron is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday, according to police.

-- Andrew Blankstein

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