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MCFMO Bomb Squad Responds to Suspicious Device in Neighborhood

Just before 5 pm on September 21st, 2021, Montgomery County Firefighters and Law Enforcement were dispatched to reports of a suspicious object on the side of the road in the 500 block of Brandon Rd in the River Plantation subdivision. Caney Creek Firefighters and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputies secured the area and requested that the Montgomery County Fire Marshal’s Office Bomb Squad responded.
MCFMO Bomb Technicians analyzed the suspected explosive device utilizing their training and equipment and ultimately decided to neutralize the object in place. After the device was rendered safe, it was determined that it consisted of a backpack and materials, purposely built to appear to be a bomb. The manufacture or possession of a hoax bomb is a criminal offense. MCFMO Explosives Investigators and their Federal partners are conducting a criminal investigation at this time and anyone with information is asked to contact the MCFMO at (936) 538-8288.