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Explosive Devices recovered
Thursday, December 18, 2014

On December 17, 2014 at 2:00PM, officers with the Sand Creek Division were dispatched to the 4400 Block of Pikes Peak Ave. in regards to a suspicious circumstance. The police department received information that a person heard what sounded like an explosion coming from an apartment.

Officers were dispatched to investigate and contacted the suspect. During the course of their investigation, the officers discovered several explosive devices that are commonly referred to as pipe bombs.

The Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit was notified and arrived to conduct the investigation. They determined the devices were an active threat, and are currently in the process of rendering the devices safe.

The apartment building was evacuated and St. Andrew Kim Catholic Church offered their building as an evacuation location for residents to seek shelter.

Officers arrested Andy Marrero, age 33, for Possession of an Explosive Device, a class 4 felony.