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WELD COUNTY, Colo. — The bomb squad was called to a Loveland business after building security reported a suspicious packaged that turned out to be a delivery of phone books.

The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office got a call around 12:10 p.m. about a suspicious package left at the Western Area Power Administration building in the 5500 block of Crossroads Boulevard, said spokeswoman Jennifer Hillmann.

The package was dropped off at the gate to the property, said John Schulz of the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office. Security saw the delivery man drop off the package but he left before they could ask what it was.

They then immediately called in the suspicious package, Schultz said.

The immediate area was closed down and traffic on Crossroads was diverted.

The suspicious package turned out to be a delivery of phone books, Hillmann said.

Captain John Manago said that although the packaged was harmless “this turned out to be a good exercise in how multiple agencies cooperate.”

“I am very pleased with the result as things went very smoothly,” Manago said.

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