ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - The Albuquerque Police Department bomb squad temporarily shut down Tramway Boulevard NE Thursday afternoon to dispose of a suspicious package.
The closure was just north of the city limits near Tramway Road and lasted about 45 minutes.
The packaged was reported by someone out walking who saw it on a sidewalk about 10 a.m. near the intersection of Tennyson Street NE and Cedar Hill Road, a spokesman for the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department said.
The item was described as being tubular in shape and warped in tape, a sheriff's spokesman said. It was taken from the residential area to and open space "where it was rendered safe," the spokesman said.
Detail on the nature of the object have not yet been released.
The scene is near the intersection of Tramway Boulevard NE and Tramway Road. Tramway Boulevard was shut down from shortly before 1 p.m. until about 1:30 p.m.
A few nearby homes were evacuated, and Double Eagle Elementary School, roughly three blocks away, was under shelter-in-place restrictions beginning at 11:45 a.m. Those restrictions lasted about an hour.
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