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Man suspected of making threats to blow up government buildings arrested in Colorado Springs

Gold Hill substation.
Gold Hill substation.(ColoradoSprings.gov)
Published: Dec. 31, 2020 at 8:23 PM MST
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - A man suspected of threatening to blow up government buildings was arrested on Thursday in Colorado Springs.

Police shared details of the case against Shawn Wallace in an online blotter. According to police, Wallace was on his way to the Gold Hill Police substation to the west of I-25 and just south of Highway 24 at 3 p.m. Wallace had a warrant for obscene communication from Virginia and police also say he threatened to have explosives in his truck.

Members of Metro VNI and the FBI JTTF Colorado Springs notified Colorado Springs police the suspect was headed toward the Gold Hill substation. Gold Hill Patrol set up surveillance in the area. The units noticed the suspect driving towards the substation and made a “high-risk traffic stop.” Wallace was then taken into custody right outside of the street that leads to the parking lot of the substation.

Authorities searched the suspect vehicle and no explosives were found.

Shawn Wallace was booked in the El Paso County Jail. It isn’t clear if he will face any additional charges other than the one he was wanted for out of Virginia.

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