Bomb threat phoned in at Carl’s Pharmacy in Aspen
Aspen, CO Colorado
ASPEN – Carl’s Pharmacy in downtown Aspen was evacuated for about an hour early Friday afternoon after someone phoned the business and said there was a bomb in the Main Street building.
Aspen police, firefighters and Aspen Ambulance responded to the scene; employees and customers voluntarily evacuated. Carl’s and the surrounding area was searched; nothing suspicious was found, according to police.
Authorities were notified of the threat at about 12:30 p.m. and Carl’s was closed for perhaps an hour, an employee estimated. The Aspen Times building next door, and partially connected to Carl’s, was not evacuated.
The threat remained under investigation after Carl’s reopened. Authorities, including the Pitkin County sheriff’s office, were attempting to identify the male caller and determine the credibility of the threat, police said.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact the police at (970) 920-5400.
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