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Suspicious package detonated at El Paso transportation complex

By KRDO.com Staff
Published On: Nov 08 2012 05:34:49 PM CST
Updated On: Nov 08 2012 07:50:54 PM CST
EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. -

Authorities detonated one of several suspicious packages that were brought to El Paso County's Charlie Brown Transportation and Environment Complex on Thursday evening.

Access to El Paso County's Charlie Brown Transportation and Environment Complex at 3200 Akers Drive was closed off while authorities investigated what they called a possibly explosive material.

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office says that the closure was strictly precautionary.  The material was dropped off at the facility on Thursday afternoon.

Hazmat crews safely detonated what they called the most suspicious package around 6 p.m. Thursday. And they will not be able to identify the substance.

Officials tell our crew at the scene that they will continue to investigate the remaining suspicious substances.  Authorities say they do know who dropped off the products but will not reveal that information.

The complex is where people can bring in cleaning products and other materials they wish to dispose of safely.

We're working to get more information and will bring you updates on KRDO.com and NewsChannel 13.

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