Evacuations lifted after suspicious backpack investigation in Fort Collins


FORT COLLINS, Colo. (KDVR) — Update 3:45 p.m. May 6: Fort Collins Police say the evacuation was lifted and the scene is clearing. Staff at a storage facility found a backpack containing an unknown chemical substance. The Northern Colorado Bomb Team is investigating and processing the substance.

Original Reporting: The Fort Collins Police Department says it is investigating a suspicious backpack found near Oakridge Drive and Boardwalk Drive.

Police said the incident started before 11:30 a.m. on Thursday.

The Northern Colorado Bomb Squad is responding to help with the investigation, according to FCPD.

Police also said the area immediately surrounding the investigation is being evacuated: Bluestem Court north of Meadow Drive and the southern part of Hogan Drive south of Player Drive.

This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.

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