The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Routt County Sheriff’s Office are reporting that an explosive device was found at noon on October 7th, 2015 on the ground near the Pony Express chairlift at Steamboat ski resort in Colorado.
The FBI and Rout County Sheriff’s Office are currently searching for the person responsible for that explosive device.
Officials are not currently releasing any details about the explosive device due to the ongoing investigation.
Deputies were called to Steamboat ski area at noon on Oct. 7th to investigate reports of a suspicious device near the Pony Express chairlift. Deputies located the device that resembled an explosive when they arrived on the scene. Jefferson County Sherrif’s Office bomb technicians responded and “rendered the item safe.”
“We would like to encourage citizens to be attentive and use caution if a suspicious device is found. We believe it may have been thrown away there but not placed in that location to injure anyone.” – Routt County Undersheriff Ray Birch said in the news release
Officials are not releasing who found the device. The device was found on the ground near the ski lift, not attached to the lift.