Colorado authorities find pipe bomb behind Safeway, disable it

The pipe bomb was found behind a Safeway and was disabled a short time later by Colorado authorities at the scene

Authorities in Colorado disabled a pipe bomb left behind a grocery store Tuesday. 

The Littleton Police Department said the area around a Safeway was closed off when a suspected explosive device was discovered. It was not clear how long the device had been there. 

Police were called out to investigate at about 12:35 p.m.

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A police bomb technician at the scene where a pipe bomb was found behind a Safeway in Colorado.

A police bomb technician at the scene where a pipe bomb was found behind a Safeway in Colorado. (Littleton Police Department)

The Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office also responded and determined the device was active. Bomb technicians deactivated it. 

The supermarket was not evacuated, and no arrests have been made. 

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