Denver bomb squad responds to suspicious vehicle in front of police station


DENVER (KDVR) — The Denver Police Department bomb squad responded to a report of a suspect with fuel in their vehicle and firing a flare gun in front of the DPD District 6 station on Sunday, authorities say.

According to DPD, at 5:13 p.m. a call was received that a male parked a vehicle in front of the west side of the D6 station.

Police say the suspect lit a flare gun and fired it inside the car. After investigating, police say contents inside the vehicle were soaked in gasoline.

DPD arrested 37-year-old Derick Joseph Smialek on attempted arson and reckless endangerment charges on Sunday night.

The district is located at 1566 Washington St. in the north Capitol Hill neighborhood.

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