Suspicious Device Prompts Neighborhood Lockdown

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    Members of the Fort Worth Bomb Squad detonated a suspicious device this morning near NW 31st Street and Houston Street Thursday morning. (Published Thursday, Oct 4, 2012)

    Members of the Fort Worth Bomb Squad detonated a suspicious device this morning near NW 31st Street and Houston Street.

    It started at about 1:30 a.m. when police stopped a car, then arrested two people on narcotics charges.

    While searching the vehicle, authorities found something suspicious in the trunk. That's when officers called the bomb squad and arson investigators.

    For hours, a robotic device meticulously handled the suspicious device, searching for clues. At about 4:25 a.m., the device was detonated.

    Neighbors were not evacuated, but were told to stay away from windows. 

    By 5 a.m., the danger had passed, police said.

    No word on what the device was.