- Associated Press - Thursday, May 12, 2016

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) - Authorities say a Hobbs woman has been arrested in connection with a bomb threat in the city.

Hobbs police say 30-year-old Amy Valdez is being held in the city’s detention facility pending arraignment in magistrate court.

They say she’s facing a charge of unlawful bomb scares, which is a fourth-degree felony.

It’s unclear if she has a lawyer yet.

Police say officers responded to the area of North Turner Street in reference to a bomb threat around noon Thursday.

Several local businesses were evacuated and traffic was detoured for about two hours while officers and the Hobbs Police Department’s explosive detection canine searched the area.

Police say no explosive devices were found.

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