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Jefferson County Bomb Squad Investigates Devices Found At Colorado Mills

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LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4)- A store alarm at the Colorado Mills Mall in Lakewood sounded just after midnight. Police in Lakewood found what appeared to be forced entry into the Borders Book Store.

Once inside at about 12:40 a.m., officers found two devices. The Jefferson County Bomb Squad responded to the scene to investigate.

The two small, crude devices, both described by the Alcohol Bureau of Tobacco and Firearms as partially functioned, caused minimal damage inside the store. Those devices were removed.colo mills mall Jefferson County Bomb Squad Investigates Devices Found At Colorado Mills

Police said entry was gained through the Borders Book Store entrance.

The Colorado Mills remained open for business on Saturday. No injuries were reported and no threats were communicated to Borders or the Mills.

Customers were concerned about the investigation.

“I trust that if it was dangerous at all, they would not be letting people shop here,” said shopper Hannah Holt.

“It’s kind of weird it happened this close to home though, and I’m wondering where it came from,” said shopper Josh Holt.

The FBI, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, along with the Joint Terrorism Task Force, are helping Lakewood police with the investigation.

Officers and agents continue to investigate into who planted the devices and a motive for the break-in. They are looking for suspects.

The FBI said they have found no connection to the incident at the Southwest Plaza, where two propane tanks and an incendiary device were found on April 20. FBI spokesman Dave Joly said that suspect is in jail.

Borders Book Store will reopen Sunday at 10 a.m.

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