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Police reopen block of lower downtown Denver

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

DENVER ” A block of lower downtown Denver is back open following the discovery of a suspicious box Monday morning.

Denver police spokesman Sonny Jackson says authorities closed 17th to 18th streets between Market and Larimer, or a one square-block area of lower downtown, after the box was found.

The Denver bomb squad was called in to investigate.

Authorities later said a downtown business had a courier delivery box installed over the weekend, but police weren’t notified.

The U.S. Postal Service and other package delivery companies have been removing downtown drop-off boxes as a security precaution in advance of the Democratic National Convention, most of which will take place at the nearby Pepsi Center next week.