DENVER (CBS4)– The evacuation of the Hyatt Regency Convention Center Hotel over the weekend was prompted by a suspicious device that turned out not to be dangerous.
According to one of CBS4 Investigator Rick Sallinger’s sources, the suspicious item found inside a truck late Friday night was found not to be dangerous.READ MORE: Charges Dropped In Grand County Bar Fight After Detectives Review Video
A witness apparently spotted a pickup truck with items inside that appeared suspicious.
Federal and local law enforcement agencies responded to the hotel at 14th and Welton late Friday night. Out of an abundance of caution the hotel was evacuated around 2:30 a.m. Saturday and guests were escorted to the Ellie Caulkins Opera House to wait.READ MORE: A-Basin Gets The Go-Ahead For Improvements That Include Lenawee Chairlift Replacement, New Restaurant Space
A bomb squad responded and police in Denver said a “disrupter-type” device was used on the vehicle which created a loud boom.
It was later determined the item in question was harmless. Those who were inside the truck were questioned and released.
The area was cleared around 5 a.m. with guests being allowed back inside their rooms.MORE NEWS: Amache Incarceration Site In Colorado Could Become New National Park