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Bomb scare at Springs DMV

Bomb Scare

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Colorado Springs Police are trying to find out who placed a suspicious looking device inside a DMV trashcan on Friday afternoon.

The incident happened around 2:45 P.M. at the DMV located inside the Department of Revenue near North Union Blvd.and East Van Buren Street.

"Right away the security locked down the whole building and then they pushed us all outside and they were like move all the way back to the medicine shop," said DMV patron Reid Wilcox.

"Because they said if this building explodes you don’t guys don’t want to be up front."

A person inside the DMV noticed what looked to be an explosive device inside a trashcan and called police.

CSPD and El Paso County Sheriff's office quarantined the building upon arrival after everyone inside had left.

A bomb squad robot entered the building to inspect the suspicious looking device and fire fighters set up air quality inspecting machines to monitor if the device had any chemical or biological components to it.

The robot eventually removed the object from the building and it was detonated shortly after, however police say it will take several weeks before investigators can figure out what indeed the device was made from. 


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