Suspicious Package at Courthouse

At 2:50p.m. a suspicious package arrived at the Pitkin County Courthouse. Officers from the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Department and the Aspen Police Department responded immediately to the scene. Emergency personal have secured the package, set up a perimeter surrounding the building, and are awaiting the arrival of the Grand Junction Bomb Squad.

 

At this time the package is contained and does not pose an immediate threat to the surrounding areas.

Until the bomb squad is able to assess the package, residents are encouraged to stay out of the immediate vicinity of courthouse and jail. In order for emergency response to deal with this situation effectively, the cooperation of the public is appreciated.

 

The Grand Junction Bomb Squad is expected to arrive around 6:00p.m. additional details and a press release will be available following their investigation of the package.

 

For media questions, please contact Blair Weyer with the Aspen Police Department at (970) 315-2478.


Posted on Thursday, January 13, 2011