October 12, 2016
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has taken over the case of a bomb left at a Colorado police station.
It was around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday when an employee brought in a backpack that was placed outside the Nederland Police Department and Boulder County Sheriff’s Sub Station.
“They initially brought it inside because they thought it was a piece of abandoned or lost property. When they looked inside the bag they identified items that were consistent with possibly and explosive device,” said Nederland’s Marshal Paul Carriall.
The Boulder County Bomb Squad and nearly a dozen other agencies responded.
“It’s a big deal because it’s so scary! This is the center of town,” said Betty Bass whose attempt to move houses was interrupted by the closure and evacuations on Tuesday.
The law enforcement officers are in a popular shopping center in the center of town.
The FBI released a statement, “Preliminary indications are that the improvised explosive device (IED) was active, but failed to detonate.”
Around 1:30 Wednesday morning the bomb squad finally neutralized the bomb.