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- On Thursday July 11, 2013 at approximately 1004 a.m.  Deputies of the Albany County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to a business on Fort Sanders Drive south of Laramie after receiving a report of a vehicle that was possibly rigged with explosives. Dispatch and investigating deputies were able to obtain a vehicle description and did in fact locate the vehicle in a vehicle storage area of a local area tow company, on Ft. Sanders Drive

- Due to details that were gathered early in the investigation, further assistance was requested of the University of Wyoming bomb detection K-9 team, Wyoming Highway patrol and the Rural Response Team #3 which is comprised of Bomb technicians from the Laramie Police Department as well as an Engine and ambulance with the Laramie Fire department. 

- As Deputies and Troopers of the Wyoming Highway Patrol began to cordon off the immediate area for the safety of citizens, Laramie Police Bomb technicians prepared and entered into the area to assess the situation. Shortly thereafter, they reported that there were numerous areas of concern both on the interior and exterior of the vehicle. Based on their recommendations the barricaded area was extended and deputies began a systematic evacuation of the immediate area on the chance of an explosion.

- Over 4 hours later the vehicle was finally deemed safe by the bomb technicians after they had slowly disabled areas of concern. 

- Currently the case is being investigated as "Terroristic threats" and is ongoing.

- Sheriff O'Malley stated that it was a "Terrific team effort" by all first responders.

- The Sheriff's office would like to thank all of the citizens affected. Their cooperation by evacuating the area, was our utmost concern and their safety our priority.

Respectfully submitted,

 

Robert J. DeBree

Undersheriff

Albany County Sheriffs Office