Bomb squad detonates suspicious package left at Denver Federal Center

The Jefferson County Bomb Squad detonated a suspicious backpack in Lakewood Monday after a woman reportedly dropped it off at the Denver Federal Center and claimed there was a bomb inside.

The backpack did not actually contain a bomb, CBS Denver reports. The unidentified woman who left the bag is in now in federal custody.

At 10:45 a.m., Lakewood police announced on Twitter that Kipling Street was closed between 6th Avenue and Alameda while law enforcement responded to a “suspicious item.” The agency reported roads were open again shortly before 2 p.m.

The Denver Federal Center, located at West 6th Street and Kipling Street, houses 28 different government agencies in 44 federal buildings.

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