Bomb scare involving RV in southeast Aurora bank parking lot ends without incident after 6 hours


    AURORA | After almost six hours, roads and schools in southeast Aurora were reopened after a man walked into the FirstBank at Smoky Hill and Arapahoe roads and told tellers to call police.

    After confusion whether the man had told cops he placed a bomb in the bank, police said they were concerned that the man’s RV in the bank’s parking lot might contain some kind of explosive. The Arapahoe County bomb squad said they found a liquid inside the RV that was worrisome, but no bomb. Fire officials said the liquid was not hazardous.

    Police did not release details on what they found.

    The man was detained and later sent to a nearby hospital on a mental health hold, police said via scanner, and the RV was slated be towed to a police impound lot.

    Police said the man, not identified, did not try to rob the bank.

    Earlier, police asked officials at Cherokee Trail High School and Fox Ridge Middle School to lock down the schools as a precaution. The schools were reopened at about 1 p.m.

    Roads to the area were reopened at about 2:15 p.m.