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Homemade explosive found in Springs neighborhood

Published On: May 19 2013 12:46:37 PM CDT
Updated On: May 19 2013 03:17:46 PM CDT
W. 24TH INVESTIGATION 051913
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -

Colorado Springs police are investigating after a homemade explosive device was found in the 600 block of North 24th Street Sunday morning. 

Police said they arrived to the scene at about 9:30 a.m. after a homeowner found the device and called them.

Officials said they knocked on neighbors' doors and asked them to voluntarily evacuate as a precaution. 

The Colorado Springs Regional Explosive Unit was called in to assist. Officials said members of the explosives unit detonated the device in a safe environment.

Officials said they are investigating to find out more about who made the device and why it was there. If you have any information, call police at 444-7000. 

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