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Evacuations follow bomb threat
SUN photos/Lindsey Bright, Terri House
A bomb threat caused a major disruption of business in downtown Pagosa Springs Wednesday. An anonymous caller phoned the court office at the Archuleta County Courthouse at approximately 12:30 p.m. indicating a bomb was placed under a car, but did not identify a location. Officials assumed the courthouse area was in potential jeopardy and the courthouse and businesses in the 400 and 500 blocks of San Juan and Pagosa streets were evacuated. Traffic was routed off of the highway in the area. Law enforcement officers, firefighters and EMS personnel responded to the scene and a sweep of vehicles in the area began. The bomb squad in Farmington, N.M., was put on standby and the local elementary and middle schools were put on a “soft” lockdown. The sweep of the area concluded at 3 p.m., with no bomb found, and the area was reopened to traffic and business.
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