Cops: Aspen bomb threat turns up nothing |

Cops: Aspen bomb threat turns up nothing

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN – A bomb threat made toward a downtown financial firm Friday yielded nothing suspicious, police said.

First Colorado National Bank Lending Office, located on Hopkins Avenue, reported that a female phoned the bank to tell it to “be aware there’s a bomb,” according to a press release issued by the Aspen Police Department.

Police reported to the bank, but found “nothing suspicious,” the press release says. No one was evacuated from the bank.

In other police news, Aspen cops apprehended two juveniles believed to have a shotgun and semi-automatic pistol on Thursday morning, only to learn that they were Airsoft guns.

Police said they the two began to run when a patrol vehicle approached them. The officers subsequently pursued the tandem, who refused to stop, police said.

Police eventually apprehended the suspects, before lecturing them and releasing them to their parents. The Airsoft guns were taken into evidence for later destruction, police said.

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