A single shot was fired through the window of President Barack Obama’s Denver campaign office Friday, according to police.
Police spokeswoman Raquel Lopez says people were inside the office when the shooting happened in the afternoon, but no one was injured.
A large panel of glass was left shattered at the office on West Ninth Avenue near Acoma Street.
Raquel Lopez says investigators are looking at surveillance video but have not yet confirmed a description of a vehicle that might be linked to the shooting. Police didn’t immediately release other details while detectives pursue leads.
She says she isn’t aware of any previous threats against the campaign office.
A large panel of glass was left shattered at Barack Obama’s campaign office on West Ninth Avenue near Acoma Street in Denver
The incident happened at around 3:00 p.m., according to The Denver Post. Sam Levin, a reporter for the alternative newspaper Westword, later posted a photo on Twitter showing one of the office’s large, front windows shattered.
By early evening, the window shards had been removed and a glass company was putting plywood up.
The Secret Service referred questions about the incident to Denver police.
An Obama campaign spokeswoman declined to comment.
Politico reported that the president’s re-election campaign has more than 30 field offices across all of Colorado – a major battleground state in advance of the November 6 election.
Denver was also the site of the first presidential debate between Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama.
A United Airlines Boeing 757 carrying 125 passengers was forced to make an emergency landing in Colorado when one of its engines failed.
The aircraft was en route from Denver to Los Angeles yesterday when the engine, one of two, shut down.
The jet had to be diverted to a local airport Grand Junction Regional Airport, in western Colorado, usually used by much smaller aircraft.
Passenger Jim Schreckengast said ground crews at first had trouble finding stairs high enough to reach the door of the 757. But its extra long airport- more than two miles long- makes it suitable for larger planes to land, the Denver Post reported.
A United Airlines Boeing 757 carrying 125 passengers was forced to make an emergency landing in Colorado when one of its engines failed
The aircraft landed safely at about 11:44 a.m., Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said. No injuries were reported.
United Airlines spokesman Charlie Hobart said he didn’t know what the cause of the problem was.
Amy Jordan from Grand Junction Airport, told the Denver Post that ‘the engine had problems shortly after takeoff’.
Jim Schreckengast, from Fort Collins, Colorado told The Associated Press that the pilot announced over the public address speakers that the engine had lost oil volume.
He said passengers remained calm and no one appeared to be afraid.
“There was some applause when we landed,” Jim Schreckengast said.
“I think the crew handled it very well.”
Charlie Hobart said United Airlines was sending another plane from Denver to pick up the passengers in Grand Junction and take them on to Los Angeles.