HUNTSVILLE, TX -- On Monday afternoon, the Huntsville Police Department responded to a disturbance call on Montgomery Road which resulted in the discovery of what appeared to be a small explosive device with a fuse.
Explosive experts from the Houston Police Department and an investigator with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms examined and disarmed the device.
According to HPD Chief Kevin Lunsford, the item was determined to be a homemade smoke bomb device, and officers have removed and secured it in a separate location.
“On Monday, April 15, at 12:09 p.m., HPD officers responded to a disturbance call in the 2600 block of Montgomery Road, and once inside the residence, officers observed what appeared to be a small explosive device with a fuse,” Lunsford said. “Upon examining and disarming the device, HPD officers took the device to make it safe at a separate location.
“I would like to thank the officers and investigators with the Houston Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms for their assistance in this matter.”
Media inquiries may be directed to HPD Lieutenant Curt Landrum at (936) 291-5466 or (936) 291-5480.
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