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Hazmat investigation underway in Boulder after woman tries to dispose of 'U.S. military device'

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Posted at 1:25 PM, May 04, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-05 15:36:51-04

UPDATE | Thursday, 12:43 p.m. — Boulder police said the military item found at a Boulder recycling business Wednesday has been removed by the Boulder County Regional Bomb Squad. It was identified as a submunition. Police also corrected the location to the Boulder County Hazardous Materials Management Facility.


BOULDER, Colo. — A woman brought a U.S. military device to a recycling facility in Boulder and authorities are now treating it as a hazmat situation, according to police.

The Boulder Police Department said Boulder County Hazardous Materials Management Facility was evacuated after the woman brought in the item to dispose.

Police said the item "appears to be a U.S. military device," but it's not clear what it is. U.S. military personnel are on their way to the business to evaluate it.

There is no threat to the public, but police are asking people to avoid the area.