A suspicious device was found Thursday at the Institute of American Indian Arts, prompting a response from the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office and the New Mexico State Police bomb team, Sheriff Adan Mendoza said. 

Dusty Francisco, a state police spokesman, said the agency's bomb team was called to the Avan Nu Po Road campus to assist the sheriff's office with the incident, but the device was ultimately deemed safe. 

Mendoza said a security guard at the campus found the device and notified the sheriff's office around 2:15 p.m. 

Institute of American Indian Arts staff members could not be reached for comment. 

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Richard Irell

Why no follow up on this story? That would seem like something that should have been learned in Journalism 101.

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