TRINIDAD, Colo. (CBS4) – A man was severely hurt when a package exploded in a parking lot in Trinidad. It happened overnight on the 300 block of East North Avenue.
Police said that when they got to the scene a person who was with the man who was hurt told them that he had picked up the package at 1 a.m. on Monday after spotting it in the lot. Soon afterwards he opened the package and there was an explosion.READ MORE: Spooky Sight In Southern Colorado As Tarantulas Continue Migration
The man who was hurt was identified as Diego Hurtado and an update on his condition isn’t available.READ MORE: Recent Crashes Involving Semis On I-70 Prompt CDOT To Make Major Adjustment To Summit County Roadwork
An investigation into the explosion is underway, and authorities in Trinidad have requested the help of the ATF. Anyone with information about the case that might help investigators is asked to call Trinidad police at 719-846-4441 or the AT at 888-ATF-BOMB.MORE NEWS: Sally Strelecki, Woman Shot By Bullet Through Apartment Wall, Regains Consciousness And Defies Odds
Police said a similar incident happened last week, but haven’t provided specifics other than to say it happened on Friday in a Walmart parking lot.