At around 5pm yesterday the Brownsville Police Department bomb squad was called out to investigate an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) that was found along a Texas highway. There is not much information about this yet, but here is a short report from KRGV:
Police say a passerby on the southbound side of Highway 77 noticed what looked like a grenade near the FM 1732 overpass and alerted authorities around 5 p.m. Sunday.
The improvised explosive device or I-E-D was disarmed by a bomb squad using a robot. No one was hurt. Parts of Highway 77 were closed for several hours.
Police are continuing to investigate.
A little more information from Valley Central:
Investigators told Action 4 News that authorities received reports about an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was on the side of road.
Police said the modified hand grenade had a poorly constructed casing and no detonation device.
Authorities had rerouted traffic as a precaution while the Brownsville Police Department bomb squad disarmed and disabled the device.
Brownsville police said there was no danger to any infrastructure or to the public at any time during the incident.
Investigators said the IED had a very small yield of impact and if it had actually exploded, it would have caused minimal damage.
But as of Monday afternoon, authorities still don’t know the IED got there or who made it.
Hopefully we will have more information on this soon.
h/t to The Blaze