Monday, February 6, 2017

Suspicious object found Sunday being investigated

CLIFTON, Colo - The Mesa County Sheriff's Office and the Grand Junction Police Department Bomb Squad are investigating a suspicious device found Sunday near the Maverick gas station in Clifton.

At approximately 6:45 p.m. Sunday, a man found a suspicious object in the field behind the Clifton Maverick. The man took the object to the store, where an employee then called 911.

Mesa County Sheriff's deputies closed down the gas station and convenience store until the Bomb Squad came to collect the object. The store reopened at 9:38 p.m.

The Grand Junction Police Bomb Squad is still investigating what the object is and whether or not it was in fact dangerous. 

If anyone finds a suspicious object, do NOT touch it, or move it. Call 911 immediately.