Officials: Special shapes balloon escapes tether during Balloon Glow

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Friday night, a special shapes balloon became untethered and flew away during the Glowdeo.

Officials say it was the Mexican doll balloon that escaped. They say they’re not sue how it came untethered, but it took off, hit the Mariachi balloon, then landed north of the park.

The crew suffered minor injuries while trying to hold the balloon down. The balloon itself was not damaged. 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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