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Evacuation lifted after police investigate suspicious package in Fort Collins

Fort Collins Police Services had evacuated the immediate area around Oakridge Drive and East Boardwalk Drive as a precaution.

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Fort Collins Police Services (FCPS) responded to a call of a suspicious package in the area of Oakridge Drive and East Boardwalk Drive, Thursday.

The Northern Colorado Bomb Squad was called to investigate, according to a tweet from Fort Collins Police.

As a precaution, the area between Bluestrem Court and Meadow Run Drive, to the south, and the southern part of Hogan Drive, south of Player Drive were evacuated, police tweeted.

Police first tweeted about the suspicious package just after 11 a.m.

At 1:37 p.m., police tweeted that the bomb squad finished investigating and it was safe to return to the area.


Anyone with information is asked to contact Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at info@nococrimestoppers.com or 1-800-222-8477. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000. 

Calls to the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers are not recorded and the phone does not have caller ID, according to the NoCoCrimestoppers website. A coordinator completes a tips information form, makes initial inquiries and passes the information along to investigators. 

A two-way dialogue system online also allows tipsters to come back and provide additional information and ask questions.  

A community board of directors meets regularly to evaluate arrests and determine reward amounts. 

> More information about Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers can be found here. 

> Additional NoCo Crime Stoppers bulletins can be found here. 

RELATED: Arapahoe County Sheriff investigates suspicious packages at county courthouse

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