Littleton police disable pipe bomb outside Safeway

Officers report 'no danger to the public'

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The Littleton Police Department said Tuesday it disabled a pipe bomb outside the Safeway building at the corner of South Broadway and Mineral Avenue. 

"The situation is safe at this time," said police spokesperson Sheera Poleman.

According to Poleman, a contractor working at the Safeway noticed the device in the parking lot behind the store and called officers at 12:37 p.m.

Police arrived shortly after to secure the area and the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office's bomb squad arrived at around 1:35 p.m., Poleman said. 

Poleman said officers did not shut down or evacuate the Safeway after determining that "if the device were to go off it would not be a threat to anybody inside the building," based on its size.

A nearby massage parlor was the only store in the area temporarily shut down, Poleman said, "out of an abundance of caution."

At 2:37 p.m., officers reported the device had been disabled and posed "no danger to the public," according to a social media post. The incident is currently under investigation, Poleman said. 

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