August 18, 2008

LoDo Closure After Suspicious Package Found; **Update: False Alarm

**Update--false alarm. It doesn't take much to panic the public and law enforcement types these days--look for even more "closures" as the DNC arrives.

Details are sketchy at this point:
Police have closed several blocks of LoDo after a suspicious package was found Monday morning.

The package was found at 18th & Market Streets, according to Denver Police spokesman Sonny Jackson.

"We've closed 17th to 18th streets between Market and Larimer," he said.

The Denver bomb squad has been called in to examine the package.

Jackson did not say what kind of package it was.
We'll keep you updated on the seriousness of the closure and the package itself. With the DNC just days away, everything looks suspicious to law enforcement, and the suspected package's proximity to the Pepsi Center makes this type of reaction automatic.

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