Pipe bomb found near Littleton grocery store, police say.

Littleton police say that a pipe bomb was found in the area of South Broadway and West Mineral Avenue. It has been disabled and is no longer a threat.

The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad checked the device, which was found near a Safeway store, police said in a 1:11 p.m. tweet. There is a heavy police presence in the area.

The Safeway remains open, police said in a 2:03 p.m. tweet, and “the scene is secure and there is no danger to the public as the team investigates.”

At 2:37 p.m. police announced: “It was determined that it was an actual pipe bomb. The device has been disabled and there is no longer a threat.”

An investigation is ongoing.

This story will be updated. 

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