Explosive Device Found At NM's Famous Blue Hole

Apr 5, 2013

New Mexico State Police are investigating after an explosive device was found at a famous diving spot in eastern New Mexico.

Sgt. Emmanuel Gutierrez said the state police bomb squad was called out to the Blue Hole on Thursday after a visitor noticed a suspicious device in the fresh-water spring.

The park was evacuated, and the bomb squad determined that the device was in fact an explosive.

Gutierrez says there were no injuries or property damage.

State police divers also conducted a sweep of the water in Blue Hole as a precaution.

Earlier this week, an Albuquerque man was arrested for setting off an explosive device inside a portable toilet at Conchas Lake State Park in northeastern New Mexico. Two explosive devices were also recently found near a Clovis landfill.