- Associated Press - Monday, June 22, 2015

ALGODONES, N.M. (AP) - Sandoval County authorities say a body has been found along Interstate 25 north of Algodones and it appears the man fatally shot himself.

County Sheriff’s officials have identified the man as 27-year-old Antony Profitt of Albuquerque.

They say Profitt was found unresponsive next to his vehicle about 8:45 a.m. Monday and he died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Authorities say Profitt fashioned a device resembling a pipe bomb that was capable of firing a 12-gauge shotgun shell.

Investigators were concerned that another device may be near the body and that caused I-25 to be restricted to one lane for several hours.

The Albuquerque Police Department’s bomb unit assisted Sandoval County Sheriff’s Office investigators in clearing the scene.

Investigators are continuing their investigation to gather more information about Profitt’s death.

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