Authorities seek help finding alleged bombing suspect |

Authorities seek help finding alleged bombing suspect

Courtesy photoPolice believe this security photo identifies the suspect, or one of the suspects, who brought alleged bombs to Aspen banks on Wednesday. If you can identify this man, please call 970-429-1830.

ASPEN, Colorado ” Authorities are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man they believe is responsible for placing a number of suspicious packages in downtown Aspen on Wednesday.

The suspect was described as a white male, 50-60 years old, wearing a dark beanie with sunglasses and dark shirt.

Aspen Police Chief Richard Pryor said authorities were looking to identify anyone who was “pulling a black sled” in town with what looked to be boxes wrapped in Christmas paper.

He made his remarks during a news conference earlier this evening at Pitkin County Library.

Anyone with information was asked to call 970-429-1830.

A bomb-squad team from Grand Junction is in Aspen, and 16 blocks of downtown have been evacuated in the wake of bomb threats made earlier Wednesday.

Evacuees are being transported to Aspen High School. The Red Cross is also on hand.

Wells Fargo Bank notified police at about 2:30 p.m. that it had received a suspicious package with a note, Pryor said. Police and Aspen fire department personnel responded. Subsequently, Vectra Bank reported the receipt of a package and note, as well.

In both cases, Pryor said, the notes indicated “credible threats.”

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