Authorities say a possible explosive device has been found inside a Goodwill Industries processing facility located in the 2300 block of W. Colorado Ave. in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Police have evacuated a large portion of the area surrounding the facility and the bomb squad is at the scene.
The facility is used to process goods donated by the public. The goods are sorted by employees and then shipped to local outlets.
Goodwill public information officer Brad Hafter said that the device was spotted by a military veteran who is an employee. The veteran recognized the device as a military issued device and alerted authorities.
This is a developing story and more details will be available as information is provided.
UPDATE 3:20 PM MDT
New information has just been received that the device found inside the Goodwill Industries facility is a 120mm artillery shell. Police say the shell still has the detonator attached indicating the round could still be live. The bomb disposal unit from Ft. Carson's Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit are at the scene and in the process of removing the device.
According to reports, the device was apparently dropped off at the store as part of a donation. There has been no word from authorities as to whether they believe the device was dropped off unintentionally or on purpose. The incident is now under investigation.