ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Roswell police say at least one suspicious person’s phone call about a man placing multiple weapons on a car trunk led police to a home believed to possibly contain explosives.
Police said responding officers secured the weapons and took the 31-year-old man into custody late Monday for questioning by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
The man’s identity wasn’t released.
Meanwhile, police said New Mexico State Police bomb technicians were at the home on a sparsely populated dead-block Tuesday to search for explosives after another home was evacuated overnight as a precaution.
Police Chief Phil Smith said calls from the public about suspicions activity can help avert violence such as the mass shootings in Texas and Ohio.