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3:59 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

New Mexico Capitol Evacuated Due To Threat

Authorities evacuated the New Mexico Capitol after a male caller threatened to kill himself in the building.

State Police Lt. Emmanuel Gutierrez says the evacuation was ordered around 12:30 p.m. Monday. He says police know the identity of the caller, but haven't been able to locate him.

A spokesman for Gov. Susana Martinez says the governor's office had received a series of calls from someone threating suicide. Martinez spokesman Enrique Knell says the evacuation was ordered after an initial investigation by law enforcement found the threat to be credible.

Knell says the governor wasn't in the building at the time.

The evacuation forced cancellation of the Legislature's Investments and Pensions Oversight Committee meeting, which was to outline a proposal for shoring up the public employees retirement health care plan.

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