Police investigating after possible explosive device found at DMV


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — On Friday afternoon, Colorado Springs police got a call about a suspicious device at the DMV office off  N. Union Boulevard in Colorado Springs.

Lt. Howard Black with CSPD confirmed a device with some liquid inside the canisters was found.

Black and CSPDand his team decided they were less concerned about an explosive, and more concerned with the device having liquid in it that could affect our breathing.

Because authorities were concerned about the device having liquid in it that could affect the air, air monitors were put around the perimeter.

Officials say the air monitors never alerted them of any danger.

As a precaution, a bomb robot brought the device behind the building and it was detonated.

FOX21 spoke to a man who was inside just trying to get his driver’s license in order to catch a plane that morning.

“There’s a lot of questions, and nobody knew what was going on,” Richard Dumler said. “They didn’t really tell us anything for about 20 to 30 minutes, and they just told us to get out and that was it.”

At this point, the investigation in ongoing, and the device will be put back together for further investigation.

Black said we should find out more information in the next week or two.

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