ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The Bernalillo County Courthouse was closed on Tuesday afternoon after a “burning odor” was going through the building.
Chief Judge Nan Nash ordered the closure. All offices of the District Court were closed.
Officials say the source of the smell was a melted or burned air conditioning belt. Officials don’t believe there is a health threat.
Employees, visitors and most jurors were sent home as a precaution.
The District Court is expected to reopen on Wednesday morning according to officials.