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LITTLETON, Colo. -- Investigators want to question a person of interest about a pipe bomb and two propane tanks that failed to detonate at a Colorado mall that were found after a security guard extinguished a fire.
Investigators on Thursday released a third photo of the person. In two photos, he is seen entering a stairwell and carrying a white plastic bag. The latest shows him on an escalator inside the Southwest Plaza Mall.
Firefighters found the devices after the fire that prompted the evacuation of the mall around noon Wednesday. No one was injured and the devices didn't explode.
Wednesday was the 12th anniversary of the shooting rampage at nearby Columbine High School and officials expressed concern that it could be somehow linked.
The FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are assisting in the investigation, Kelley said.
Juceum said the hallway quickly filled with smoke but the fire alarm never went off because the alarm system was offline, undergoing testing at the time.
Ciera Ortiz identified herself as a worker at the mall and described what happened to her.
"I actually work at the mall and when they evacuated us they told us it was an electrical fire. ... They also wouldn't let any of the managers or employees with the store keys leave."
Some of the employees complained that they were told not to talk to the media while they waited outside for five hours.
A man suspected of planting a bomb at a mall near Columbine High School last week, on the 12th anniversary of the infamous student massacre, is "armed and dangerous" and has an "extensive criminal background," Colorado authorities said. Earl Albert Moore, 65, appeared in surveillance camera images...
"He had been sentenced to 18 years, but a judge cut his sentence as a reward for being a snitch in another investigation, authorities said."