Suspicious package found to be empty at Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge

A suspicious package was reported at Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. — The all-clear was given after a suspicious package outside Lutheran Medical Center was found to be empty, the Wheat Ridge Police Department said Wednesday.

Police responded to the hospital at 8300 W. 38th Avenue about 12:30 p.m. Hospital staff cleared people out of the area.

About 2 p.m., a member of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad approached the package on a bench and found it to be empty when it was opened.

The hospital went off lockdown and police cleared the scene just before 3 p.m. No injuries were reported.

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