Police Disarm 'Credible Explosive Device' at Albuquerque Airport
By: ALEX JOHNSON - NBCNews.com
A "credible explosive device" was found on a rental car at the Albuquerque, New Mexico, airport Sunday, delaying travelers from picking up cars while police disarmed it, authorities said.
The rental car center isn't attached to the main terminal, and no flights were affected, said Daniel Jiron, a spokesman for Albuquerque International Sunport. But travelers lined up in long queues for almost two hours, unable to reach their rented cars, as a police bomb squad dealt with the device.
Police said the device was attached to a car that was rented elsewhere at dropped off at the Albuquerque airport, where suspicious staff processing returned cars spotted and reported it.
Police didn't identify where the vehicle was originally rented. NBC station KOB reported that roads near the Avis Car Rental facility were closed during the operation.
The FBI and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are investigating, police said.Police, credible explosive device, travelers, authorities , Albuquerque, New Mexico