Albuquerque police arrest suspect after bomb threat at store
Aug. 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.