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Suspicious package investigated in downtown Albuquerque

J.R. Oppenheim
March 20, 2018 10:08 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Police responded to downtown Albuquerque Tuesday night over reports of a suspicious package at the Dennis Chavez Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse.


The scene has since been cleared, and nothing harmful was discovered.

C.J. Russell, a fugitive recovery agent who was at the scene of Sixth Street and Gold Avenue, told a KOB news crew that a man broke through a security line of a film production and threw a bottle at a guard.

Federal authorities detained the man for questioning when, Russell said, the man got belligerent and told them he had an explosive device in the package.

The Albuquerque Police Department confirmed that someone found the suspicious package at that location, prompting a bomb squad to arrive on scene. The Department of Homeland Security also investigated the incident.


J.R. Oppenheim

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