Aspen police seek suspect in bomb scare |

Aspen police seek suspect in bomb scare

Wyatt Haupt Jr.
Aspen correspondent
Aspen, CO Colorado
Aspen TimesPolice believe this security photo identifies the suspect, or one of the suspects, who brought alleged bombs to Aspen banks.

ASPEN, Colorado ” Authorities are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man they believe is responsible for placing a number of suspicious packages in downtown Aspen on Wednesday.

The suspect was described as a white male, 50-60 years old, wearing a dark beanie with sunglasses and dark shirt.

Aspen Police Chief Richard Pryor said authorities were looking to identify anyone who was “pulling a black sled” in town with what looked to be boxes wrapped in Christmas paper.

Wells Fargo Bank notified police at about 2:30 p.m. that it had received a suspicious package with a note, Pryor said. Police and Aspen fire department personnel responded. Subsequently, Vectra Bank reported the receipt of a package and note as well.

In all cases, Pryor said the notes indicated “credible threats.”

A bomb-squad team from Grand Junction was in Aspen, and 16 blocks of downtown were evacuated in the wake of bomb threats made Wednesday.

Evacuees were being transported to Aspen High School. Red Cross was also on hand.

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