ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Albuquerque police called out the bomb squad and shut down a section of Louisiana Boulevard NE Saturday after "suspicious bottles" were found outside a convenience store.
The plastic bottles were found near the fueling station at the Circle K store at Louisiana and Pino Avenue, an Albuquerque Police Department spokesman said.
Each bottle contained water and a shotgun shell, Officer Simon Drobik said. The bomb squad used its robot to render the bottles safe, he said.
Investigators are now reviewing security video and interviewing witnesses to determine who place the bottles, Drobik added.
The store on Louisiana is about halfway between San Antonio Drive and Paseo del Norte.
APD reported the closure at about 2 p.m. Police reopened the street by 3:30 p.m.
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