A husband and wife were found dead after a murder-suicide Christmas morning inside a Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall in Colorado — with an ongoing probe into “suspicious devices” also discovered at the grim scene, police said.

Thornton, Colo., police said a husband fatally shot his wife and then turned the gun on himself around 9 a.m. at the Kingdom Hall in the city about 11 miles from Denver.

The man and woman, who were not identified, were married and former members of the Kingdom Hall congregation, police said, adding the Adams County Sheriff’s Office Hazardous Materials Unit was also investigating “suspicious devices” found at the scene.

Police originally tweeted there was a large law enforcement presence at the Kingdom Hall, but there was no active threat to the community.

The Jehovah Witness meeting place is pictured in Thornton, Colo.
Police and fire from multiple agencies are on the scene.
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The Thornton Fire Department had initially responded to a reported fire at the Kingdom Hall, but when they arrived they didn’t spot a fire, instead discovering a “domestic issue,” the department’s public information officer told ABC 7 Denver.

The police department were then called to the scene to take over.

The news station also reported the Adams County Fire Rescue said the incident was domestic, though didn’t elaborate.

Several police and fire vehicles were at Kingdom Hall, according to ABC 7 Denver. 


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