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Store evacuated after unconfirmed report of person with gun

Store evacuated after unconfirmed report of person with gun

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LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say sheriff's deputies evacuated people from a suburban Denver supermarket after someone reported possibly seeing someone at the store with a gun. Sheriff's deputies locked down and searched the store Friday before determining there was no immediate threat to the public.

Jefferson County Sheriff's Department spokesman Marc Taplin said deputies responded at about 2:15 p.m. to a King Soopers supermarket on West Belleview Avenue in Littleton. Deputies interviewed witnesses and determined no gun was seen but rather possibly someone with a gun case.

The department asked anyone with information to contact authorities.

On March 22, a gunman killed 10 people, including a police officer, at a King Soopers supermarket in Boulder, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) northwest of Littleton.

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