Suspicious Device Prompts Neighborhood Lockdown

By Keaton Fox
|  Thursday, Oct 4, 2012  |  Updated 7:53 AM CDT
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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.

Keaton Fox, NBC 5 News

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

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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.

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