COLORADO SPRINGS – A suspicious bottle inside a storage unit sparked a lock down in southeastern Colorado Springs on Wednesday morning.
While a spokesperson first said it was a harmless man-made firework, that determination has changed. The “sparkler bomb” is considered an explosive device.
The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office and Colorado Springs Police had businesses in the area of Powers Blvd. and Omaha Blvd. locked down and people were told to stay indoors while they investigated the device. Businesses are now operating as normal in the area.
The suspicious device was located in an empty storage unit in the 6800 block of Omaha. Reportedly, a new renter found the bottle like device with wires sticking out of and contacted authorities. The Colorado Springs bomb squad assisted with the situation.
There still may a large police presence in the area, but drivers are welcome to use Powers Blvd. in the area.