State & Regional News

Explosive device evacuates homes in La Junta neighborhood

Suspicious package investigation in La Junta

LA JUNTA, Colo. - Residents evacuated from a neighborhood in La Junta were finally allowed to return home after waiting nearly six hours on Thursday. 

Officers were executing a search warrant on a house in the area of 5th and 6th Streets at around 2 p.m. when they discovered the device. The Pueblo Metro Bomb Unit was first on the scene but had to call in the U.S. Air Force bomb team for assistance.

Twenty-three homes in a three-block radius were evacuated. Residents were finally able to return to their homes just before 10 p.m.

The USAF bomb team destroyed the device. Authorities could not give additional details surrounding the explosive. 

Other agencies who were on the scene include the La Junta Police Department, La Junta Fire Department, 16th Judicial DA, FBI, DEA, CBI, and the ATF. 


comments powered by Disqus

Must See Videos

  • Cog Railway closure to bring more traffic to Pikes Peak Highway
  • Evacuees experience frantic early moments of CarsonMidway fire
  • Fort Carson Colonel Ron Fitch speaks on Friday's live-fire training
  • Large fire forces evacuations in southern El Paso County
  • WATCH: Concerns raised over possible ambulance service contract with Colorado Springs