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Businesses evacuated after ‘large’ military shell casing dropped off at Broomfield pawn shop

Item contained no explosives
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Posted at 6:12 PM, Aug 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-10 20:45:43-04

BROOMFIELD, Colo. — Several Broomfield businesses were evacuated Saturday afternoon after police say a person dropped off a large military shell casing at a pawn shop.

Police were called around 4:15 p.m. to a pawn shop near West 120th Avenue and Main Street, Broomfield police tweeted.

As a precautionary measure, the Adams County bomb squad was called to determine the safety of the item and surrounding businesses were evacuated.

Police later said the item contained no explosives and the "all clear" was given.