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Albuquerque police website under cyberattack

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say that the department’s website is down due to a cyberattack.

Department spokesman Simon Drobik says the site was hit just before 11 a.m. Sunday and remains down.

The attack comes after a group reported to be the international cyber-activist hackers Anonymous last week posted a YouTube video threatening a cyberattack against the city Sunday over a police shooting earlier this month that left a homeless man dead.

The shooting, which was caught on video and sparked a federal investigation, has garnered protests and calls for more reforms within the Albuquerque Police Department.

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Drobik says the police website under attack isn’t connected to any critical services and officials are working to restore it.

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