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Edgewater suspicious package determined to be safe

Edgewater Police responded to a call of a suspicious package near 1705 Sheridan Blvd., Friday morning.
Credit: Edgewater Police

EDGEWATER, Colo. — A suspicious package left outside of a bank in Edgewater had been deemed to be safe, according to the Edgewater Police Department (EPD).

EPD and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) bomb squad were on the scene of a bomb scare near 1705 Sheridan Blvd., the department tweeted Friday morning.

According to Cpl. Bob Brink with EPD, bank employees at the Chase Bank reported the suspicious package at about 8:30 a.m. Employees reported seeing a gas can with wires coming out of it, according to Brink.

The suspicious package turned out to be "a gas can inside a milk carton that had wires from the natural gas line inside the spout of the can," police tweeted.

The surrounding businesses were evacuated by police, Brink told 9NEWS. Once the package was determined to be safe, the businesses were reopened, according to a tweet from EPD.

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