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Jun 25, 2011 4:55 PM by AP Posted by James H Egbert

Explosive device partially detonates in Golden bookstore

JEFFERSON COUNTY, CO (AP)- Authorities say two explosive devices were found inside a store at the Colorado Mills Mall after an apparent break-in overnight "partially functioned."

According to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, "The two small, crude devices partially functioned and caused no damage to the Colorado Mills Mall and minimal damage to a small area inside the Borders Bookstore."

Lakewood Police says the scene is secure and the mall, with the exception of Borders, is open Saturday.

The FBI says police responded to a store alarm going off and found someone had broken into the Borders store. Officers found two suspicious devices at the scene and called the Jefferson County Bomb Squad.

There are no injuries and no threats were made to the Borders store or the mall according to the FBI.

No suspects are in custody and federal investigators say they have no leads.

9Wants to Know has learned the Lakewood Police, Joint Terrorism Task Force, members of the FBI, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are working the investigation.

( KUSA 9News Web: http://www.9news.com/news/article/205011/71/Suspicious-devices-at-mall-partially-functioned )

 

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