Gun powder found in north Denver building, police evacuate area

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UPDATE, 10:23 AM: Police say that they have cleared the threat. No road closures will be necessary.

DENVER — Police have evacuated a recycling business and the surrounding area in north Denver after gun powder was reportedly found in the building on Friday morning.

According to Denver police spokeswoman Raquel Lopez, Waste Management discovered the gun powder Thursday at Franklin Street Recycling, which is located at 5395 Franklin Street. That discovery was not reported to police until Friday morning.

Lopez said a bomb squad has been called in to investigate.

There may be some road closures in the area as a precaution, Lopez said, but police have not determined which roads will need to be closed as of 9:30 a.m. Friday.

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