APD evacuates residents at Rio Volcan Apartments following drug lab explosion

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.—APD responded to an explosion at the Rio Volcan Apartments Sunday evening.

According to police, an individual was using butane to manufacture narcotics.

The male subject was critically injured and transported to a local hospital.

Apartment residents were evacuated following the explosion.

APD’s bomb squad has turned over the investigation to Albuquerque Fire Rescue arson investigators.