Wilson Stadium evacuated due to shooting threat during football game

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An Albuquerque high school football game was cut short Thursday night due to threats a shooting may occur at the game. It’s the second shooting threat that day involving an APS school. The Albuquerque Police Department says Wilson Stadium was evacuated around 8 p.m. due to credible threats of a shooting at the Sandia High and Manzano High football game.

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APD says Albuquerque Public Schools received credible threats of a possible shooting at the football game and decided to take precautions and stop the game which was eventually canceled and resulted in the teams getting on their buses and leaving.

The game stopped around the second quarter and spectators were told to evacuate over the loudspeakers. One spectator said the game stopped and coaches ran onto the field telling players to get in the locker room.

This comes after there was an increased police presence at Valley High School on Thursday morning after social media reports of a planned shooting there. APS later said those threats could not be substantiated.

APD is reiterating that no shooting occurred Thursday night at Wilson Stadium and the stadium is now safe. The Sandia and Manzano game will resume on Saturday at 11 a.m. with no fans.

KRQE News 13 has reached out to police Friday to see if there have been any updates or if they could provide more information about the threat but we haven’t heard back.

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