Fort Collins police investigate second explosive device this month

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FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Fort Collins police responded to a call about a suspicious device found near the Poudre River Saturday.

Sgt. Jerrod Kinsman with Fort Collins police said the call came in at approximately 7:40 a.m., stating that a suspicious device was found on a pedestrian bridge over the Poudre River, just west of College Ave.

The Northern Colorado Bomb Squad neutralized the device, which they said appeared to be a homemade explosive.

There were no injuries reported, and police are still investigating how it got there.

Kinsman told FOX31 Denver that another call was made about a suspicious device on Dec. 5, which was found at Remington Street and Mountain Avenue. He said the device produced a small explosion.

Anyone who has information about the device should call Fort Collins Police Services at (970)-221-6540, or those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers of Larimer County at (970)-221-6868. Crime Stoppers may also be reached through their Web site at www.stopcriminals.org.