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Suspicious buckets found in court turn out to be evidence

Suspicious Buckets Confirmed as Evidence

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Suspicious buckets found abandoned inside the El Paso County Courthouse caused quite a scare Monday night.

It turns out those buckets were evidence accidentally left behind in court

The woman who owns the buckets claimed them Tuesday around 11 a.m.

"It is very disturbing that people are bringing stuff in, leaving it, backpacks. After what happened in Boston, it's disturbing it makes me very nervous," said Debbie Kizner, on her way into the courthouse.

She's not the only one who's glad security didn't take any chances after they found the two suspicious buckets.

"It's very similar to what you experience what you go through at the airport. You go through a metal detector and device that does a scan," said Dave Rose, with El Paso County Security.

But the paint buckets did go through security. They were evidence in a case.

What was suspicious was that they were left behind.

"What we are concerned about is that this could have been a dry run or a practice run for someone to do more evil in the future," said Sgt. Jeff Jeffcoat, with Colorado Springs police.

"We have courthouses, airports, banks, even residences. We always take those seriously and provide protection for everybody. So we would encourage everybody if you have a bag or a package, make sure you maintain control of it," said Sgt. Chris Arseneau, with the Colorado Springs Police Bomb Squad.

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