1 dead at scene of 'large explosion' in Albuquerque: Police

Bomb squad officials are at the scene, according to the Albuquerque Police.

February 04, 2019, 4:48 PM

One person was found dead from a mysterious "large explosion" behind a strip mall in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Monday afternoon, police said.

No one else was hurt, Albuquerque Police said.

How the apparent explosion happened isn't clear, police said.

An APD Officer extends crime tape to block the entrance to the parking lot following  a fatal explosion behind Smith's Food and Drug in Albuquerque N.M., Feb. 4, 2019.
An Albuquerque police officer extends crime tape to block the entrance to the parking lot following a fatal explosion behind Smith's Food and Drug in Albuquerque, N.M., Feb. 4, 2019.
Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Albuquerque Journal/ZUMA Press
PHOTO: A deadly "large explosion" was reported behind a strip mall in Albuquerque, N.M., Feb. 4, 2019.
A deadly "large explosion" was reported behind a strip mall in Albuquerque, N.M., Feb. 4, 2019.
KOAT

Bomb squad officials rushed to the scene and businesses in the area were ordered to evacuate, according to the police.

No other threats have been identified, police said.

PHOTO: A deadly "large explosion" was reported behind a strip mall in Albuquerque, N.M., Feb. 4, 2019.
A deadly "large explosion" was reported behind a strip mall in Albuquerque, N.M., Feb. 4, 2019.
KOAT

The victim's identity was not released.

Additional details were not immediately available.

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