2 dead incendiary devices found at Jehovah's Witness Kingdom

Police say 2 dead, incendiary devices found at Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall in Thornton, Colorado

A man shot and killed his wife then killed himself on Christmas morning at a Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall in Thornton, Colorado, police said.

In a news release, Thornton Police confirmed that the two adults found dead at the scene were a married couple who were former members of the Kingdom Hall congregation.

Police said the Adams County Coroner’s Officer would confirm the identities of the deceased at a later time.

They also said « the Adams County Sheriff’s Department Hazardous Material Unit is currently investigating suspicious devices found at the scene, » and that police are interviewing witnesses as part of the ongoing investigation.

Sunday night, Thornton police said that three « incendiary devices » had been found at the scene. « They were rendered safe and collected with the help of the Adams County Hazardous Material Unit, » the Thornton Police Department said. They did not elaborate on what type of incendiary devices were found or where exactly they were located.

According to police, there are « no further concerns for the safety of the Thornton community. »

Thornton is located about 10 miles north of downtown Denver.

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