Albuquerque police arrest suspect after bomb threat at store

August 19, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police in Albuquerque say they’ve arrested an armed robbery suspect at a convenience store after he claimed to have explosive devices in two backpacks.

Authorities blocked off a section of northeast Albuquerque and put Kaseman Hospital on lockdown as a precaution.

Police responded to a call at the store about 9 p.m. Saturday.

A police department explosives ordinance disposal team checked out the backpacks and took the suspect into custody.

The suspect’s name and age weren’t immediately released.

The area was reopened around 11:30 p.m.

It’s unclear if the backpacks contained any explosive devices.

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