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Apr 20, 2011 10:28 PM by Sharon Knight

FBI investigates pipe bomb at Denver mall

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) - A fire has evacuated hundreds of people from a mall in suburban Denver where investigators have found two propane tanks and a pipe bomb.

No major injuries or damage were reported. The FBI say it's investigating the incident.

West Metro Fire Rescue says the fire at Southwest Plaza Mall in Littleton started before noon Wednesday near the food court.

Jefferson County sheriff's officials say there are usually about 6,000 to 10,000 people in the mall around noon each day. About 300 employees also left the mall.

The mall is about two miles from Columbine High School, where two student gunmen killed 13 people and themselves on April 20, 1999. Unexploded pipe bombs and a propane tank with explosives attached were found in the school after the shootings.

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