Los Alamos Bomb Team Investigates Suspicious Item

The Los Alamos Bomb Team responds to a report of a suspicious item left on the sidewalk near Los Alamos National Bank in White Rock late this afternoon. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

LAPD on scene of a suspicious item near LANB in White Rock late this afternoon. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Bomb Team responded to a report of a suspicious item left on the sidewalk near Los Alamos National Bank in White Rock just before dark today.

A patrol officer arrived at the scene and saw a cooler sitting on the sidewalk with no one around. He considered it enough out of the ordinary that he reported it to the bomb team.

“It’s unusual that someone would leave a cooler on the sidewalk … we rendered safe procedures after which we deemed the item benign (nothing dangerous inside cooler),” Bomb Team Cmdr. Preston Ballew told the Los Alamos Daily Post a few minutes ago.

He explained that as a safety precaution, police closed Rover Boulevard at about 4:45 p.m. and traffic was routed down N.M. 4, through Sherwood Boulevard and over to Grand Canyon during the incident. Los Alamos Fire Department paramedics were at the scene while bomb technicians rendered the item safe.

The all clear was given after about 30 minutes.

Los Alamos Fire Department paramedics are on scene late today while the bomb team investigates a suspicious item near LANB in White Rock. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

LAPD blocks Rover Boulevard for about 30 minutes late today while the bomb team renders safe a cooler left unattended on the sidewalk near LANB in White Rock. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

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