Suspicious package investigated by CU-Boulder police, deemed not a threat

Posted at 8:47 PM, Sep 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-20 00:40:35-04

BOULDER, Colo. – Bomb technicians and police at the University of Colorado-Boulder investigated a suspicious package found in a parking lot near campus Monday night that turned out to be an unknown liquid in a detergent bottle.

CUPD says they were called to the parking lot behind the University Club around 8 p.m. after someone reported a suspicious bag with wires coming out of it.

The Boulder County Bomb Squad was also called to the scene, but its robot couldn’t determine if the bag was safe or not.

CUPD spokesman Scott Pribble told Denver7 around 8:30 that bomb techs were going to take the bag off-site to dispose of it.

But at 9:20 p.m., CUPD said the package was merely a bottle with an unknown liquid and there was no threat for an explosion. By 9:45, CUPD had begun to clear the scene, saying the liquid was not hazardous and there was "no longer a threat."

18th and Euclid have been closed at Broadway while officers investigate but is expected to reopen by 10 p.m.


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