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Suspicious Incident Investigated by LCSO and Northern Colorado Bomb Squad

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Department: Sheriff
Release Date: Aug 16, 2013

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Larimer County Sheriff's Office
Lt. Andy Josey, Public Information Officer

 At approximately 1525 hours on Friday, August 16, 2013, LCSO was notified that two suspicious containerswere discovered on the premises of the Centennial Livestock Auction, in the 100 block NW Frontage Rd., just east of Ft. Collins in unincorporated Larimer County. Employees observed two boxes they believed may contain explosives. The LCSO immediately responded and evacuated the immediate area and established perimeters and roadblocks to ensure the safety of the public while the containers were isolated.

The NCBS arrived and conducted an inspection of the containers.  The boxes were designed to contain 81mm mortar illumination rounds but it was determined that the containers were empty and no suspicious or dangerous contents were present. Emergency personnel released the scene and nearby roads shortly after 1900 hours. No damage to property or injuries to persons were sustained during the investigation.
A 58-year old Ft. Collins resident who brought the containers to the business to be auctioned was interviewed and no criminal charges are anticipated.
The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office and Northern Colorado Bomb Squad were supported by Ft. Collins Police personnel, Poudre Fire Authority personnel, Poudre Valley Ambulance personnel, the Poudre Valley Hospital TEMS (Tactical EMS) unit and CSP troopers. Supporting personnel staged nearby for any needed response and to assist with perimeter security and roadblocks.
No additional release is anticipated.
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