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CBS Albuquerque affiliate KRQE-TV goes dark due to intruder

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Last Updated Jul 2, 2018 2:53 PM EDT

The CBS affiliate in Albuquerque, New Mexico, KRQE-TV, was forced off the air for roughly 90 minutes Sunday night after an intruder entered its building. Two of the station's newscasts were affected before regular programming resumed.

"Our broadcast operations had to cease while police searched the premises," the station said in statement. "An hour and a half later police gave us the all clear and we were able to continue our broadcast operations."

Madeline Schmitt, a KRQE-TV reporter, tweeted that everyone from the station was safe. She said the station didn't go on-air during its 9 p.m. at 10 p.m. broadcasts.

The incident comes several days after a gunman stormed a newsroom in Annapolis, Maryland, where he fatally shot five employees. Jarrod Ramos, 38, has been charged with five counts of murder.