An Albuquerque Police explosives specialist walks with his dog into the U.S. Post Office on Pinetree Road on Tuesday while Rio Rancho Police Officer Cody Roberts stands guard outside. Someone phoned a bomb threat into the post office about 10:30 that morning. Photo by Stephen Montoya.

Rio Rancho Police handled a bomb threat that turned out to be false at the U.S. Post Office in Rio Rancho on Tuesday.

RRPD Capt. Andrew Rodriguez said the threat was made over the phone about 10:30 a.m. The post office was evacuated and officers closed off the area for about four hours.

Rodriguez said the threat was vague, and officers were very cautious.

RRPD Sgt. Peter Rogahn said Rio Rancho Fire Rescue Department, Albuquerque Police, New Mexico State Police, the FBI and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service helped handle the incident. Bomb-detection dogs were used in the search.

Officers didn’t find any suspicious device, Rogahn said.

“No suspect had been identified at the conclusion of the Rio Rancho Police Department’s involvement in the incident,” he continued. “Follow-up investigation will be handled by the United States Postal Service Inspection Service.”