Police still searching for suspect who may have detonated explosive in Colorado Springs neighborhood

Shelter-in-place alert for a Colorado Springs neighborhood 6/1/22.
Shelter-in-place alert for a Colorado Springs neighborhood 6/1/22.(KKTV)
Published: Jun. 1, 2022 at 5:56 PM MDT|Updated: Jun. 2, 2022 at 7:30 PM MDT
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Police are still looking for a man who possibly detonated an explosive while walking around a Colorado Springs neighborhood with a gun Wednesday evening.

Residents called 911 around 5:30 p.m. reporting an explosion near Forest Meadows Avenue and Brookstone.

“Callers indicated a male subject had possibly detonated a device in an undeveloped construction area northeast of Forest Meadows Avenue at Brookstone Street. Initial reports also indicated a male was observed with a rifle possibly used to detonate the device suspected to be Tannerite,” police said.

Nearby streets were put under a shelter-in-place while police searched the area for the source of the explosion and for any other devices. The following message was sent out:

“This is the Colorado Springs Police Department with an emergency message. Today is 06-01-2022. There is police activity related to a suspicious incident in the area of 8300 Hardwood Cir. You are asked to stay indoors; please lock and stay away from windows and doors. Please stay out of the immediate area until further notice. CSPD will send an all clear message when appropriate.”

Officers found no signs of property damage or any other devices, and the suspect had left the area. The shelter-in-place was lifted just after 7 p.m.

Police have not released a suspect description.

Anyone with information on the incident is urged to call the Colorado Springs Police Department at 719-444-7000.

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