Santa Fe senior center evacuated after bomb scare

January 1, 2013 • State News

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a Santa Fe senior center was briefly evacuated New Year’s Eve after a man left a backpack under a Christmas tree.

The Santa Fe New [auth] Mexican reports ( ) that an employee at Ponce de Leon called police Monday afternoon after a man came in asking for his grandfather, then left the backpack under the tree along with a note that read, “I love you.”

Sgt. Troy Baker says a bomb squad removed the bag to a nearby park where it was blown up. Amid the debris, he says investigators found only remnants of cans of beer and tuna fish, along with a winter hat and gloves. No explosives were found. An investigation remained ongoing.

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