Investigation Continues into Bomb Delivery

By Susy Solis
|  Monday, May 3, 2010  |  Updated 5:49 PM CDT
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Colleyville Woman Finds Bomb On Her Doorstep

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A Federal Express package. (Not the one found in front of the Colleyville home.)

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Investigation Continues into Bomb Delivery

A Northeast Fire Department Association Bomb Squad used a water cannon to disarm what officials from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives described as "a serious bomb that could have caused some serious harm."

Colleyville Woman Finds Bomb On Her Doorstep

A suspicious package left on a Colleyville woman's doorstep turned out to be a sophisticated bomb.
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A Northeast Fire Department Association Bomb Squad used a water cannon to disarm what officials from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives described as "a serious bomb that could have caused some serious harm."

The package was discovered on the front doorstep of a home in the 1000 block of Dogwood Court near Colleyville Middle School.

"As she opened the package, she noticed that it wasn’t a normal-appearing package," said Chief Steve Dye of the Colleyville Police Department."So, she did the right thing and she called police."

Just after 11 a.m., police called in the bomb squad and evacuated several nearby homes.  The bomb squad used a water cannon to neutralize the explosive device. The water cannon shoots a large amount of water into the device and renders it safe, immediately.

Agents from The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said the bomb could have left the person who opened it with serious burns, had it functioned properly.

ATF agents reassembled the remaining parts of the explosive device, which will then be sent to an ATF lab in San Fransisco for analysis.

Police have no suspects and no one was injured.

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