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High school football stadium evacuated in New Mexico after ‘credible’ shooting threats

Police near Wilson Stadium in Albuquerque after a shooting threat.
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Police near Wilson Stadium in Albuquerque after a shooting threat.

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico -- Wilson Stadium was evacuated Thursday night after the Albuquerque Public Schools received "credible threats of a possible shooting" to occur at the football game being played there.

Albuquerque police spokesman Daren DeAguero said in a statement issued around 8 p.m. that both teams were safe and he described the evacuation as a "precautionary measure."

"The public’s safety is our highest priority," he added.

The stadium was examined by police and deemed safe several hours later, according to ABC affiliate KOAT.

The New Mexico Athletics Division rescheduled the interrupted Sandia vs. Manzano football game to Saturday at 11 a.m.

Jim Parker

Jim Parker is the Director of Digital Content for ABC-7.

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