Deputies investigated a potential explosive device at Gano and Water streets in Missouri City (southeastern Clay County) today.
At about 10:30 a.m., Sheriff’s Office detectives were following up on a resident’s reports of possible explosives placed in his yard. The resident told the detectives he’d put a possible explosive he’d found in a box inside his home. He brought the box outside and placed it adjacent to railroad tracks.
Deputies evacuated the surrounding area and requested the Kansas City Missouri Police Department’s Bomb and Arson Unit. Deputies also ordered the temporary closure of the railroad tracks.
KCPD’s Bomb Squad discovered the box did not contain an explosive device. The resident said he must have grabbed the wrong box. He then took deputies inside his home and showed them the correct box. The Bomb Squad safely removed it. That box did contain an explosive device. The Bomb Squad rendered it safe shortly before 1:30 p.m.
The Sheriff’s Office then reopened the area and the railroad tracks. The investigation will continue.
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