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Pueblo Bomb Squad responds to traffic stop after suspect claims to have explosives

Posted: 5:14 PM, Jul 21, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-21 19:15:57-04
Pueblo Metro Bomb Squad responds to traffic stop

PUEBLO — Just before 2 a.m. Sunday morning, Pueblo Police officers responded to the 100 block of W. 29th to assist a Stat Patrol Trooper with a traffic stop.

According to Pueblo PD, when officers arrived they found an uncooperative man saying, "shoot me," and refusing to comply with the Trooper's commands. PD said the man was claiming to be an MS-13 gang member and removed a bag from his vehicle that he said contained C4 explosives.

Officers were eventually able to get the man to surrender at gunpoint at got him into custody. Officers then learned the vehicle the man was in was stolen out of Colorado Springs, according to Pueblo PD.

The Pueblo Metro Bomb Squad was called in and checked the bag and vehicle. No explosives were found.

PD said the man was taken into custody by Colorado State Patrol.