Colorado Episcopal Diocese receives threat, closes offices

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Saint John's Cathedral in Denver's Capitol Hill neighborhood was closed on Nov. 13, 2013 after reportedly receiving security threats the day before. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons / Nyttend)

Saint John's Cathedral in Denver's Capitol Hill neighborhood was closed on Nov. 13, 2013 after reportedly receiving security threats the day before. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons / Nyttend)

DENVER — The Office of the Bishop of Episcopal Diocese of Colorado announced that it had closed its Denver offices Wednesday after receiving a security threat .

According to a press release from the bishop’s office, the threat was received on Tuesday night by St. John’s Cathedral, which is located at 1350 Washington Street in Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. The cathedral houses the offices of the bishop.

Denver Police confirmed that the threat was reported, but did not comment on any details about the threat.

“Unfortunately, these situations do occasionally arise, and we feel a responsibility to take necessary measures to keep our staff and the public safe,” said Larry Hitt, Chancellor for the Diocese of Colorado. “All those involved are in our prayers, and we will work to return to business as usual as soon as possible.”

The offices of the bishop confirmed the cathedral would be closed Wednesday, and that all services and activities would also be canceled until further notice.

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