Device explodes in Farmington; no injuries reported

J.R. Oppenheim
October 04, 2017 05:22 PM

FARMINGTON, N.M. -- An explosive device damaged a shed and dented a dumpster in Farmington early Tuesday morning, but police say no one was injured.


Farmington Police Department spokesperson Georgette Allen said they received reports around 3:05 a.m. that the device exploded on the 500 block of East 20th Street. The department's bomb unit found the remains of the device in a parking lot, and they believe it was made from a glass cylinder.

Police are continuing to investigate. Call FPD detectives through their tip hotline at (505) 599-1068 or call San Juan County Crime Stoppers at (505) 334-TIPS if you have any information.

FPD also advised residents to never touch a suspicious item.

"This is an extremely serious incident and our detectives are working closely with ATF and the FBI," Farmington Police Chief Steve Hebbe said. "We urge all citizens to report suspicious activity immediately by calling dispatch."


J.R. Oppenheim

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