PHOTOS: El Paso County Courthouse, downtown buildings vandalized overnight


UPDATE: According to the Colorado Springs Police Department, several buildings along a 2-mile stretch in the downtown area were vandalized early Sunday morning.

Police told FOX21 News that video camera evidence and alarm systems indicate the vandalism happened between 2 and 3 a.m. Sunday.

Video captured some people in the area at the time police think the vandalism occurred. However, at this time, police are not sure if those people are the vandals or if they are potential witnesses. Police are working to identify those individuals.

Not only was the El Paso County Courthouse vandalized, Atomic Cowboy and Pikes Peak Brewing Company Lager House were also damaged. The courthouse’s damage alone exceeds over $10,000.

Although CSPD is not encouraging buildings in the area to be on high alert, it does encourage any and all building owners to invest in good video camera surveillance technology as well as alarm systems.

ORIGINAL:EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. — The El Paso County Courthouse, located in downtown Colorado Springs, was vandalized overnight.

The courthouse’s front doors were partially shattered and glass littered the ground.

In addition, FOX21 received reports that another business, located on the 500 block of Tejon, was also damaged.

Area that was affected during overnight vandalism

When one of FOX21’s photographers arrived at the scene Sunday morning, he reported seeing a repair van leaving McDivitt Law Firm. Two of the building’s front windows were boarded up and one small window was broken.

This is not the first time the El Paso County Courthouse has been damaged. Earlier this year, a man crashed his car through the courthouse’s front doors. County officials told FOX21 that incident caused more than $100,000 in damages.

FOX21 has reached out to the Colorado Springs Police Department for more information about the latest act of vandalism.

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