suspicious device closes fm2090 for 3 hours

Just before 3:00 p.m. Saturday a Montgomery County resident brought a box to the Splendora Police Department. He told officers he received the box from UPS and as he opened it discovered some white powder and wires. Officers looking at the package and seeing the wires and powder decided not to take any chances.

Closing FM 2090 in front of the Splendora City Hall, they notified Splendora Fire Department and the Montgomery County Fire Marshal’s Office.

Joe Manz, with the Fire Marshal’s Office responded and contacted Conroe Haz-Mat. In addition he contacted United States Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) and the Houston Police Department Bomb Squad after viewing the package and not being able to safely determine it’s contents.

When they arrived they determined is was suspicious and determined the package was not addressed to the person who attempted to open it and brought it to the Police Department.  They contacted the person who the package should have been delivered to by UPS. The owner of the package arrived and after viewing it confirmed it was a piece of oil field equipment.

After the road being closed almost 3 hours, homes evacuated and businesses closed the road was reopened.

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