Suspicious package on bridge prompts brief road closure in Colorado Springs

Posted at 9:30 PM, Oct 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-29 23:33:49-04

COLORADO SPRINGS – Around 4 p.m. Monday, the Colorado Springs Police Department reported a suspicious package was seen on the bridge near Highway 24 and Marksheffel Road.

The department first reported that all pedestrian and vehicle traffic was diverted from the area.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit responded to the scene to investigate the package.

A short time later, CSPD reported that Highway 24 and Highway 94 were not affected by the investigation into the suspicious package.

About an hour or so later, the Sheriff’s Office reported the suspicious package was found to be nothing more than a traffic monitoring device.

A short time later, all traffic resumed its normal flow.