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The Latest: 'Improvised explosion' kills 1 in Albuquerque

February 04, 2019 - 9:32 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The Latest on an explosion in Albuquerque, New Mexico (all times local):

10:15 p.m.

Police say an "improvised explosion" detonated in an alley behind a strip mall in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has killed a man believed to be behind the device.

Albuquerque Police Chief Michael Geier said Monday the blast didn't appear to be linked to any terrorist act but the FBI is investigating. The name of the man killed has not been released and police don't know if he was connected to the shopping centre.

Geier told reporters police believed there was no perceived threat to anybody else and there were no other suspects.

He said no direct residents were near the blast but it had a radius of about 75 metres and could be heard around two miles away.

Businesses in the west side mall were evacuated after the early afternoon explosion.

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2:30 p.m.

Police say one person is dead after an unidentified explosion in an alley behind a strip mall in Albuquerque.

They say businesses in the area were evacuated after the explosion Monday afternoon.

The police department's bomb squad is at the scene and investigating the incident.

No other injuries have been reported.

The name of the person who died wasn't immediately released.

Police have blocked off the entire strip mall which includes a grocery store, pharmacy and several other businesses near Coors and Central.

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