UPDATE: No bomb found in Coronado Center scare

Posted at: 01/05/2013 4:28 PM
Updated at: 01/05/2013 7:41 PM
By: KOB.com Staff

The Albuquerque Police Department's Bomb Squad was called out to Coronado Center Saturday.

Police told KOB Eyewitness News 4 a person called security around 2 p.m. about a suspicious person near the mall armed with body armor and a shotgun.

They said mall security stopped the man. He did not have a gun on him at that time.

During the investigation the man, who was his twenties and identified as Heath Holden, told officers there was a bomb inside of his vehicle and it was ticking. He also stated there were two hand grenades inside the vehicle.

Police found a large knife concealed on his person. 

The department's Bomb Squad arrived on scene and a perimeter was secured for public safety. 

Police investigated the vehicle and found a firework hand grenade and a plastic toy hand grenade inside. Police said a bomb was not located nor a firearm found.   

Holden was arrested for carrying a concealed deadly weapon. He was also issued a criminal trespass notification for Coronado Center, and his vehicle was towed. 

Police will complete a follow-up investigation.