Suspicious bag prompts bomb squad response at CU Boulder

Posted at 3:14 PM, Jan 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-09 17:14:44-05

BOULDER – A bag containing utility company equipment prompted a bomb squad response at CU Boulder Sunday night.

Police responded to a fire alarm at the Earth Sciences building shortly before 10 p.m. and spotted a bag outside the building that had wires sticking out.

Officers called in the bomb squad, which used a robot to inspect the bag.

The bomb squad determined the bag belonged to a utility company and held equipment used to perform tests.

The bag appeared to have been left behind before last week’s snowstorm. It was just discovered Sunday as the snow melted.


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