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A suspicious package caused a scare in a Springs neighborhood after it was found in a local park with a threatening note.
But after a bomb squad took x-rays on it, the sinister-looking box turned out to have nothing but dolls inside.
The box was found Tuesday evening on top of a picnic table in Eugene McCleary Park, which is located behind Freedom Elementary School in the area of Powers and Dublin. The neighbor who saw it noticed a note on it, which read something along the lines of: "Don't open or bad things will happen to you."
Police and a HAZMAT team with the Colorado Springs Fire Department were called to the scene. Residents living nearby were ordered to "shelter in place" while authorities investigated the contents.
After a few hours, the area was given the all clear once explosives experts determined the box was harmless.
A family told officers they believed their young daughter had accidentally left the box of dolls behind at the park. Police say a second child also acknowledged that the box belonged to her.
The box has been turned over to the district attorney's office, which will determine what, if any, charges will be filed.
The box has been handed over to the district attorney's office to determine if any charges will be filed.
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