Woman who claimed she had bomb in her car caused I-70 closure, DPD says

The closure lasted about an hour.

DENVER - Denver Police closed Interstate 70 at Colorado for a short time Friday as officers investigated a "possible suspicious vehicle."

After about an hour, they tweeted the scene was all clear. One suspect is in custody, police said.

Later, a Denver Police Public Information Officer said the suspect is a woman who told officers she had an "explosive device" in her car. 

Police called in a bomb squad who determined there were no explosives in the woman's car. She was arrested for false reporting of an explosive device.

The original tweet from police around 1:00 p.m. said officers were investigating the vehicle in the Stapleton neighborhood. 

Stapleton Drive was also closed at Dahlia for the investigation. 

I-70 eastbound has since reopened at Colorado.



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