Fort Hood bomb team removes device from Waco truck

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

WACO, Texas (AP) - A bomb disposal team from Fort Hood has removed a suspicious device police found in a pickup truck during a routine traffic stop at a Waco intersection.

The scene about a block from the Waco Independent School District bus lot was closed for several hours overnight as authorities from the Army base determined it was safer to take the device to Fort Hood instead of exploding it at the scene.

Police Commander Claire Crook told Waco television station KWTX they initially planned to shoot the package rather than risk moving it.

Crook isn't saying it was an explosive device but termed it a man-made device. It was round, packaged with tape and had wires attached to it.

One person in the truck is jailed Friday on an unspecified charge.

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