Colorado Springs

Possible explosive device removed from COS DMV

COLORADO SPRINGS - A possible explosive device at a DMV in Colorado Springs caused evacuations on Friday. 

Police discovered the item in a trash can inside the Department of Revenue in the 2400 block of N. Union at around 3 p.m.

Everyone inside, as well as the parking lot in front of the business, had to be evacuated due to safety concerns. 

A  robot was sent inside and found that the device had a suspicious liquid inside. 

A reverse 911 was put in place to homes surrounding the DMV. 

According to CSPD, the object was designed to look like an explosive device.

The bomb squad was removing the object at around 6:30 p.m. They continued to check the building for any secondary devices. 

At 6:48 p.m., CSPD tweeted that the building was clear, no additional devices were found, and that they were starting to tear down the perimeter.

The device was brought outside and detonated.

Police are hoping surveillance footage from the surrounding buildings may lead to answers about who left the device at the DMV.


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