Suspicious device at an Albuquerque hospital rendered safe

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A southeast Albuquerque hospital that had been placed on temporary lockdown as police check out a suspicious device has been reopened.

Albuquerque police say a bomb squad has rendered the device safe.

They didn’t say what the device was or if it contained explosives.

An explosive disposal unit was called to the scene after an employee of the Presbyterian Hospital found the device around 9 a.m. Sunday.

The hospital and a segment of Central Avenue near the facility was closed by police until noon.

Police say a bomb squad did an additional search of the hospital and was continuing to investigate the device.

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