ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Over the weekend, the Albuquerque Police Department's Bomb Squadresponded to three bomb calls. At two of the calls, they foundchemical bombs.
The first one was left in front of a northeast AlbuquerqueSmith's on Friday night. Shoppers inside the store told managementthey heard a loud bomb, which prompted a call to police.
When the bomb squad arrived, they found the chemical concoctionand took it in as evidence, along with two juveniles. Theimprovised bomb left 15 people injured.
The very next day, Saturday afternoon, another chemical bomb wasfound in a Target alleyway on Montgomery and Wyoming.
Police were able to take the bomb into evidence before itexploded. If it had exploded the injured would have been limitedsince it was left in the alley.
However, that also left police with limited clues because nowitnesses saw who dropped it off.
“That one, they'll have to do an entire investigationreally based on nothing but the bottle,” Albuquerque PoliceDepartment Spokesperson Officer Nadine Hamby said.
It will take a day at the lab to determine if the chemicalsinside both bombs are similar, which will only prolong the bizarreinvestigations.
“If it is a prank, it's not a funny prank,” Hambysaid.
Prank or not, the past two incidents have put many on highalert.
Sunday morning the bomb squad was called out again AlbuquerqueAcademy, a local school.
The security guards on campus spotted a suspicious lookingpackage made of two pvc pipes that was left outside the school'smusic department.
“There was a note attached to this unit as well, it kindof alarmed people,” Hamby said.
The tune of the security guards suspicions would fall flat, asthe package turned out to be a homemade musical instrument.
“The tag was the name of the student,” Hambysaid.
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