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No threat found after Larimer County courthouse evacuated due to suspicious package

The Justice Center in Fort Collins reopened at 12:30 p.m. after it was closed Monday morning.
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Larimer County Justice Center

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The Larimer County Justice Center in Fort Collins reopened Monday afternoon after an evacuation as law enforcement investigated a suspicious package.

The Larimer County Sheriff's Office tweeted at 8:20 a.m. that it was investigating a suspicious package at the Justice Center at 201 Laporte Ave. and for people to avoid the area. 

The sheriff's office later said deputies were doing routine security checks when they noticed the package outside the building. They said the Justice Center and surrounding businesses were evacuated, and people at other local businesses were told to shelter in place. 

Investigators removed the suspicious package and determined there was no threat to the public, the sheriff's office said. The Justice Center reopened at 12:30 p.m.

"We understand the concern stemming from this incident today," the sheriff's office said in a news release Monday night. "We want to assure the community that we take these threats seriously, and are working together with our regional partners to conduct a comprehensive investigation."

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