Boulder Police respond and clear threat on the Pearl Street Mall

Posted on 04/08/2021 at 02:44 PM

This morning the Boulder Police Department responded to a report of explosive devices on the Pearl Street Mall.

At 10:30 a.m. the Records Department within Boulder Police received a phone call from a person who said multiple explosive devices with a remote-controlled ignition were placed near 13th and Pearl streets. 

Officers quickly responded and located three suspicious items. The items were thoroughly checked and determined they were not dangerous or considered to be an explosive device. Out of an abundance of caution, dogs trained in explosive detection then checked the area. Shortly before 1:30 p.m. the area was cleared and Pearl Street was reopened to all pedestrian and vehicle traffic.

Boulder Police received assistance from Colorado State Patrol, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Boulder Fire-Rescue, City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks, University of Colorado Police, Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, and the Longmont Police Department. 
The investigation remains ongoing into the identity of the caller.

Anyone who may have additional information on this case is asked to call 303-441-3333. Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips may also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at