FBI, police investigating objects found near Bush Library

Published: Nov. 14, 2016 at 3:37 PM CST
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Federal and local authorities are investigating the discovery of two suspicious-looking objects near the pond at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

The first object was found around 8:15 a.m. Monday by a maintenance worker, according to Lt. Allan Baron with the Texas A&M University Police Department.

It was described as a PVC coupling in a cup along the trail near the museum. The College Station Police Department bomb squad responded to the scene and used a robot with a water cannon to destroy it.

As law enforcement was recovering evidence from that incident, they discovered a second object that looked suspicious. It's described as a small plastic box with duct tape on it.

Just after 5:00 p.m., our reporter on the scene reported hearing a "warning yell" and then a 'boom' come from the area where the box was located.

Lt. Baron says the bomb squad rendered the object safe, and investigators with the FBI and other agencies are working to determine if there's a connection between the two objects.

It's not clear if either was placed there with the intention of causing concern, or if they objects posed any danger to the public.

Just after 6:00 p.m. the scene was cleared and all evidence was gathered by law enforcement.

Several Texas A&M students tell KBTX President George H. W. Bush and Barbara Bush were both seen in the area on Monday morning.

There's also a scheduled event Monday night at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center at The Bush Center featuring Anita McBride, former Chief of Staff for Laura Bush, and former White House correspondent for ABC News Ann Compton.