EVERGREEN, Colo. (CBS4) – Colorado State Patrol and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office evacuated businesses near the Evergreen exit of Interstate 70.
Officials say there was a public safety threat near Swede Gulch Road and Highway 74. They said there were reports of a possible explosive in a vehicle. After nearly three hours, investigators said they did not find a bomb.
Deputies arrested the 61-year-old owner of the vehicle. He is from Evergreen.
Attention Evergreen area: we’re evacuating a 300-foot area near Swede Gulch & Hwy. 74 to investigate a public safety threat. Please avoid the area & have patience while we do so. Further updates soon #JeffCo @efr_co pic.twitter.com/Dq9wZDeRiu
— Jeffco Sheriff (@jeffcosheriffco) August 18, 2019
The suspect faces a charge of felony false reporting of an incendiary device.
The area was later reopened.