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Man in custody after bomb threat at Arapahoe Co. DA's Office

Posted at 1:03 PM, Oct 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-31 18:49:56-04

ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. – The Arapahoe County District Attorney’s Office and all businesses within a quarter-mile radius of the office were asked to shelter in place early Thursday afternoon because of a bomb threat that turned out to be a false threat.

The sheriff’s office said a 25-year-old man walked into the office near E. Arapahoe Road and S. Revere Parkway around noon Thursday and said he had a bomb in his car.

All businesses within a quarter-mile of the office at 6450 S. Revere Parkway were asked to shelter in place. The sheriff’s office said all employees of the district attorney’s office were safe around 12:45 p.m. Thursday.

The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office’s bomb squad investigated with a robot and bomb-sniffing dog, and though they found a backpack in the vehicle's front seat, they found no device in the man's vehicle. The scene was cleared shortly after 1:30 p.m., the shelter-in-place orders were lifted, and the man was taken into custody. He has not been identified at this time.

“A member of the public came to our Centennial office today and claimed to have a bomb. Our great partners at Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office responded immediately and sent the bomb squad. They made sure that the building, my staff and nearby businesses were safe, and we are grateful for their professional response and expertise,” 18th Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler said in a statement.

The sheriff's office said the investigation into whether the man will face charges is ongoing.