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Man claims he was falsely arrested by police

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SURPRISE, Ariz. -

A man was in the middle of having breakfast Tuesday when he says a team of U.S. marshals burst through the front door of his home with their guns drawn, threatening to shoot if he made a wrong move -- right in front of his children.

At first Anthony Bourque thought it was a joke, but quickly realized it was the real thing.

He says officers didn't tell him why he was being arrested and took him into custody.

"I hear knocks then my front door, knob turns, swings open and there's armed gentlemen standing outside my door pointing guns at me.. they come in, point guns at her," explained Bourque.

Bourque says this was a case of mistaken identity and he apparently was not the man they were looking for at all.

He was in custody for four hours before being released.  Police told him the case they were investigating had nothing to do with him.

Bourque is now filing a complaint with the Glendale Police Department.

Video: FOX 10's Kelly Hessedal reports.

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