Civic Plaza reopens after suspicious item deemed safe

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ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Officials reopened Civic Plaza Thursday after they say a suspicious package does not pose a threat.

Police say a backpack was left at the security desk at city hall, causing the plaza to shut down.

Around 5 p.m. Thursday, bomb squad deemed the backpack safe and reopened the plaza to the public.

Police are now trying to identify who it belongs to so that it can be returned to the owner. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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