DENVER (KDVR) — The Boulder Police Department evacuated several apartment units near the 4500 block of 13th Street in Boulder because of a death investigation and a “suspicious device.”
FOX31’s Vicente Arenas was on the scene. He reported just before 5 p.m. that investigators were clearing the scene. Evacuations were lifted and residents were soon to return to their homes.
Police deployed robots to investigate the item and learned the suspicious device was nonhazardous but made to look like a bomb — an unusual box with wires coming out of it.
Nothing had been released as of Wednesday evening about the person who was found dead at the scene.
Boulder Police tweeted about the evacuation on Wednesday at 11:38 a.m. Explosive detection investigators were on the scene.
At first, only one building was being evacuated while the surrounding units were sheltering in place. The entire complex was later evacuated after police said they found “more concerning items inside the apartment.”
Thirteenth Street was closed between Yarmouth and Rosewood avenues.