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Injured Colorado Springs Police officer released from hospital following Fort Carson explosion

Posted at 5:41 PM, Oct 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-03 19:41:59-04

COLORADO SPRINGS – A sixth Colorado Springs Police officer injured when an explosive device detonated during training at Fort Carson has been released from the hospital Wednesday.

CSPD tweeted the update just before 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The other five officers injured were released from the hospital shortly after the incident Tuesday. CSPD riot officers were conducting training at Fort Carson near Camp Red Devil when officers came in contact with an IED device of some sort.

The device detonated, causing minor injuries to all officers. Fort Carson said the device simulates the sights and sounds of combat without producing any shrapnel.

An investigation is now being conducted as to why the device was there and how exactly the incident happened. The area CSPD officers were in is often used for training and was believed to be occupied by a military unit prior.

Fort Carson is the lead in the investigation.