THE WOODLANDS- A routine police call on Tuesday turned into a multi-agency investigation which included the US Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms. Just after 9 a.m., patrol deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office responded to what was supposed to a trespasser in progress call on Rush Haven Dr. in The Woodlands, where a woman said her ex-husband had gone to confront her, entered the residence without consent and began removing items.
According to MCSO Lt. Dan Norris, investigating officers stated that the suspect, 42-year-old Robert Neuberger of Palestine, allegedly told his ex-wife he planned to kill himself and was going to her father’s house. Neuberger went to his former father-in-law’s residence in Conroe and confronted him, saying he planned to go to a Park and Ride where he would kill himself in front of his former wife and her family.
MCSO patrol deputies caught and stopped Neuberger on Hidden Trail Rd, where they saw a device inside the vehicle that appeared to be a bomb. A perimeter was established around the vehicle. The ATF was called, along with the Montgomery County Fire Marshal’s Office and Houston/ Harris County bomb squad officials. The device was x-rayed and inspected and was determined to be a fake, Norris said. The Montgomery County Fire Marshal’s Office took the components for further examination. Fire Marshal Jimmy Williams confirmed his office responded to assist in the investigation but said he could not comment further.
Neuberger was charged with possession of a hoax bomb and criminal trespass of a habitation, which are both Class A misdemeanors.
Public Data shows Neuberger has no criminal history.