“Extremely Dangerous” IED found under Bridge in Texas
Rosebud, Texas – McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara told news media that an “extremely dangerous” IED was found under a bridge Tuesday night.
“Someone had made this to create lots of damage and harm.” Sheriff McNamara
Two juvenile boys were reportedly hunting rabbits when they noticed suspicious items under the bridge on Tuesday. The boys notified the parents, one of whom happened to be a military veteran, and he notified law enforcement.
The fire department arrived and determined that the packages were possibly IEDs. The McLennan County Bomb Squad was called in and arrived at the scene at approximately 10:00 p.m. An agent from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives arrived at approximately 11:30 p.m.
The MCSO bomb squad was able to x-ray three “suspicious devices” which included a plastic bottle wrapped in duct tape, a fuse-type detonator device, and a cooler. X-rays revealed there were shotgun shells and an unidentified liquid inside the bottle.
The bomb squad and ATF agent on scene determined the device was an IED designed to blow shrapnel. Officials breached the IED by spraying it with a “water cannon” to disable the device and determine the liquid inside.
The liquid has been sent to the lab for analysis.
The investigation continued Wednesday.
Some Twitter users were highly upset at the prospect of having to worry about IEDs in the US.
What the FUCK….now we have to worry bout this shit here!?!!?
“Extremely Dangerous” IED Found Under Bridge In Texas https://t.co/N7Z8A8NvfP
— It’sAllInTheEyes (@ChefJoshRueda) May 4, 2016
But it’s really only been a matter of time before this kind of problem occurs in the states.
— Wesley Yuhn (@wesleyyuhn1) May 4, 2016
Dangerous IED found under a bridge… in Texas: https://t.co/h2SqJ6T4oE
— Alexander Cole (@Al3xCole) May 4, 2016