Suspicious packages at Arapahoe County courthouse not dangerous, sheriff says

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ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — The bomb squad was called to the Arapahoe County courthouse after suspicious packages were discovered.

According to the sheriff’s department, the packages were dropped off and left in the parking area around 11:45 a.m.

During the investigation the visitor lot was closed. It was later reopened after the sheriff’s office used a bomb sniffing dog and x-ray machine to determine the packages were not dangerous.  

According to the Arapahoe County Sheriff, the packages were devices made to look like bombs put inside Pelican boxes, which are hard-cased boxes used to carry sensitive equipment.

“I’m not sure what was in the packages. There was some kind of determination there was some kind of electronics in the package. But we are not sure what that means at this point in time,” said Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office Bureau Chief Jared Rowling.  

Investigators are now searching for a vehicle in connection with the packages, which they believe were left intentionally.

Video Surveillance captured the vehicle and person who left the packages. Investigators are now trying to find that car and person.  

Investigators say they simply want to talk that person. It could have been that the packages were forgotten. 

No threats have been reported to the courthouse this afternoon.  

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