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Police: Suspicious Packages At Light Rail Station Pose No Threat

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Arapahoe County Bomb Squad investigated two suspicious devices near the Nine Mile Light Rail Station on Wednesday. (credit: CBS)

Arapahoe County Bomb Squad investigated two suspicious devices near the Nine Mile Light Rail Station on Wednesday. (credit: CBS)

AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)- Deputies from the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office and the Arapahoe County Bomb Squad determined that two packages left at the Nine Mile Light Rail Station at about 1:07 p.m. posed no threat.

The two suitcases were examined by the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Bomb Squad. It was determined that both package were non-hazardous and non-threatening.

The investigation closed Interstate 225 at Parker Road in both directions. The ramp from northbound I-225 to Parker remained closed at 3 p.m. after I-225 and Parker Road reopened in both directions. It reopened at 3:50 p.m.

The unattended, suspicious packages, two suitcases, were found in the tunnel from the parking ramp on the northwest corner of the I-225 and Parker Road intersection to the light rail platform at 3179 S. Parker Road.

The tunnel connects commuters who park at the station to the train. Two suitcases, one small, one large, were found at the south end of the tunnel, closest to Dam Road.

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