Bomb scare at X Games |

Bomb scare at X Games

Tribune News Service

ASPEN, Colo. – Officials have declared an all-clear at Buttermilk after a search by the Grand Junction Hazardous Response Team on Tuesday afternoon revealed no bomb at the site of the upcoming Winter X Games.

Members of the Hazardous Response Team found a 12-gauge shotgun and shells in the suspicious vehicle, a red SUV parked at the base of Buttermilk. A tip Tuesday morning led authorities to believe there might be a bomb in the vehicle.

Pitkin County Undersheriff Joe DiSalvo said the original call came in from a bank teller in Glenwood Springs who overheard a conversation. The teller was specific enough about the vehicle, and where it was parked, that law enforcement took the threat seriously.

The parking lot at Buttermilk, closed to the public for most of the afternoon, has been reopened.

The X Games are scheduled to start today with the elimination round of the ski superpipe.

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