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Adams State Police arrest suspect, safely detonate explosive device

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 29th, 2013

Alamosa emergency responders react to a Saturday afternoon report of a suspicious device. The device was successfully and safely detonated. Courier photos by Keith R. Cerny

ALAMOSA Adams State University police arrested a man at 6:30 p.m. Saturday following the safe detonation of an explosive device discovered that afternoon in a university parking lot.

Kenan Bussen, 21, of Clovis, N.M., was charged with three felonies, including possession of explosives and menacing, as well as misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and reckless endangerment, according to Dr. Joel Shults, chief of Adams State Police. Bussen is an Adams State student who resides on campus.

Shults said the device was detonated at the scene in a safe manner after consultation with an explosives expert in the Pueblo Police Department. Adams State Police also coordinated with the Colorado State Patrol, Alamosa Police Department, Alamosa Fire Department, and the San Luis Valley Hazardous Materials Team.

They established a safe zone and evacuated the area; there was no damage from the device.

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