Nederland Shopping Center Evacuated Due to Suspicious Backpack Outside Police Station
The Caribou Ridge Shopping Center in Nederland is currently under an evacuation, as the Boulder County Bomb Squad works to investigate a suspicious backpack that was found on the property this morning. The backpack was spotted by a Nederland officer around 7:50 a.m., outside the front door of the town's police station. The police department is located at 20 Lakeview Drive, inside the Caribou Ridge Shopping Center. The officer was unsure if the backpack contained an explosive device, so the area has been evacuated out of safety concerns. At this time, Lakeview Drive and Conger Street are also closed. In addition to the bomb squad, officials from the Nederland Fire Protection District and Boulder County District Attorney's Office are on-site assisting with the investigation.