ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Over the weekend, the Albuquerque Police Department's Bomb Squad responded to three bomb calls. At two of the calls, they found chemical bombs.
The first one was left in front of a northeast Albuquerque Smith's on Friday night. Shoppers inside the store told management they heard a loud bomb, which prompted a call to police.
When the bomb squad arrived, they found the chemical concoction and took it in as evidence, along with two juveniles. The improvised bomb left 15 people injured.
The very next day, Saturday afternoon, another chemical bomb was found in a Target alleyway on Montgomery and Wyoming.
Police were able to take the bomb into evidence before it exploded. If it had exploded the injured would have been limited since it was left in the alley.
However, that also left police with limited clues because no witnesses saw who dropped it off.
“That one, they'll have to do an entire investigation really based on nothing but the bottle,” Albuquerque Police Department Spokesperson Officer Nadine Hamby said.
It will take a day at the lab to determine if the chemicals inside both bombs are similar, which will only prolong the bizarre investigations.
“If it is a prank, it's not a funny prank,” Hamby said.
Prank or not, the past two incidents have put many on high alert.
Sunday morning the bomb squad was called out again Albuquerque Academy, a local school.
The security guards on campus spotted a suspicious looking package made of two pvc pipes that was left outside the school's music department.
“There was a note attached to this unit as well, it kind of alarmed people,” Hamby said.
The tune of the security guards suspicions would fall flat, as the package turned out to be a homemade musical instrument.
“The tag was the name of the student,” Hamby said.