Tag: Bomb Squad

Grenade Found in Edinburg Neighborhood

Edinburg (KFXV) — A drug raid leads Edinburg police officers to evacuate a neighborhood after finding what appeared to be a live grenade. The incident happened around 11:30 this morning at the 900 block of Mahl Avenue. After encountering the artifact, officers called the fire department and the McAllen Bomb Squad. Investigation determined the ‘live grenade’ was actually a dud. It’s still unknown what narcotics were seized from the home and if there were any...

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Killer Robot used by Dallas Police Sparks Debate

When Dallas police used a bomb-carrying robot to kill a sniper, they also kicked off an ethical debate about technology’s use as a crime-fighting weapon. In what appears to be an unprecedented tactic, police rigged a bomb-disposal robot to kill an armed suspect in the fatal shootings of five officers in Dallas. While there doesn’t appear to be any hard data on the subject, security experts and law enforcement officials said they couldn’t recall another time when U.S. police have deployed a robot with lethal intent. The strategy opens a new chapter in the escalating use of remote and...

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Bomb Squad Called to the Brownsville Airport after Reports of a Suspicious Package

The Brownsville bomb squad was called in to the Brownsville airport after reports of a suspicious package. The artifact was found at the hanger of an import company located on Vermillion Street near the Brownsville International Airport. The area was evacuated as firefighters sectioned it off for the bomb squad to retrieve what was believed to be an explosive device. It is unknown what the package contained at this time. It is not the first incident of this nature reported at the...

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Bomb Squad investigating suspicious device in McAllen

In McAllen, authorities investigating a suspicious device found in a McAllen neighborhood today. The McAllen Fire Department, Bomb Squad, and police responded to the scene on Hawk Street near Bicentennial Boulevard around 3:30 this afternoon. Authorities confirm there were no reported injuries at the time of the sweep. No word yet if the artifact was an explosive. We will bring you more details on this case as soon as they become available....

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