Homemade alarm system creates bomb scare in Cap Hill

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DENVER -- Residents at a Capitol Hill apartment complex got quite a scare Thursday afternoon when Denver police evacuated their building and the bomb squad was called in because of a report of a suspicious device.

Denver police now say that device was nothing more than a home made alarm system.

The building at East 9th Avenue and Downing Street, was evacuated around 3:20 p.m. after a resident spotted the device and called 911.

Downing was closed to traffic at 9th while police set up a perimeter and a bomb squad technician checked out the device in a third-floor apartment unit.

The object reportedly "was ticking and had wires protruding," one witness said.

Once the bomb squad cleared the scene and residents were allowed back inside their homes around 5 p.m.

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