AURORA, Colo. — Aurora police investigated a report of suspicious activity on Monday morning and issued a shelter-in-place warning for several hours before it was lifted at 8:35 a.m.
The Aurora Police Department said a report came in around 6:20 a.m. for a man carrying a suspicious device in a neighborhood near the intersection of South Aurora Parkway East Smoky Hill Road in southeast Aurora. Multiple officers responded and the shelter-in-place order was issued at 7 a.m. out of an abundance of caution for residents west of the intersection of S. Aurora Parkway and E. Euclid Avenue.
The warning read:
"There is a threat to your safety. Remain indoors. If you are outdoors, go indoors and remain there until further notice. Do not go outside and do not evacuate the area. Close and lock all doors and windows. Close all blinds and curtains. Stay away from windows, and if possible, move to the basement. Do not let anyone into your home or business and call 911 if there is someone on your property who you do not know. Take shelter now."
Officers closed E. Euclid Avenue between S. Catawba Circle and S. Calhoun Place during the investigation.
The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad responded to the area. They determined the device posed no threat to public safety.
Police negotiated with the man and took him into custody without incident.
The shelter-in-place order lifted at 8:35 a.m.