No explosives found at Tucumcari post office

Staff report

The New Mexico State Police Explosive Disposal Team found no bomb at the U.S. Post Office in Tucumcari on Wednesday.
The building was searched by a bomb-sniffing dog and no explosives were found, said Lt. Herbert Hinders.
At 8:37 a.m. on Wednesday, an employee of the post office in Tucumcari received a bomb threat over the phone, said Pete Rivera, Tucumcari’s deputy police chief.
He said the caller told the employee that a package with explosives had been placed inside the post office.
Rivera said the employee called 911 and reported the threat. He said officers were dispatched to the scene, set up a perimeter and cleared the surrounding buildings.
Hinders said the explosives team was contacted after attempts to contact the bomb-detecting dog handlers from Cannon Air Force Base were unsuccessful.
Hinders said the scene has been cleared and the area would be reopened to the public on Wednesday afternoon. He said there is an ongoing investigation into the source of the bomb threat.


Police are on scene at the post office following a bomb threat.

Police found no explosives at the Tucumcari post office following a Wednesday-morning bomb threat.

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