Austin police detonate bomb in Hays County

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by KVUE

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Posted on January 16, 2014 at 9:20 AM

HAYS COUNTY, Texas -- On Wednesday night the Austin Police Department's bomb squad detonated an explosive device containing 4-6 pounds of C-4 discovered on a property in Hays County between Kyle and Wimberley.

The Hays County Fire Marshal's Office said on Tuesday, constables were serving papers at a home off RM 3237 in the Deer Lake Estates when a homeowner tipped them off about possible explosives at the property next door.

Upon investigating, costables discovered an inert grenade.

Then on Wednesday, they found an explosive device in a cave on the property and called APD's bomb squad.

Four homes were evacuated during the investigation and people at the St. Stephens Church were asked to remain inside.

At 7 o'clock Wednesday evening, the bomb squad detonated the device.

Hays County Fire Marshal Mark Chambers tells KVUE no one was hurt but the explosion did cause some minor damage to the windows at a nearby home.

The bomb squad also determined that the device contained 4-6 pounds of the plastic explosive, C-4.

The Hays County Fire Marhsal's office is now investigating to determine whether any charges will be filed.

 

 

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