Bomb squad called to empty apartment building - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Bomb squad called to empty apartment building

Submitted by Tony Smitherman Submitted by Tony Smitherman
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Lubbock police blocked off an area around an empty apartment building at North Chicago Avenue and Fordham Monday afternoon as the Lubbock Police Department bomb squad was called to investigate something found inside.

Police and the Sheriff's Office were alerted by a cleaning crew, who found a liquid bottle with wires and a battery connected, which was believed to be a possible bomb inside an empty apartment off Brentwood Avenue.

Resident Kalli Deweed said she was shocked when she was told to leave the area. 

"I grabbed my purse grabbed my dog and I headed out. I didn't understand what was going on,"Deweed said. "Police encouraged us to call the non-emergency number and they didn't release any information."

NewsChannel 11 followed police who escorted the bomb squad to the LPD gun range around 7:45 p.m.  Officials have not confirmed if anything explosive was found in the empty apartment.  However, LPD Sgt. Jason Lewis confirmed that it is routine for the LPD Bomb Squad to use the gun range as a disposal site. 

Residents of Lynwood Town homes said they were asked to evacuate as a safety precaution while the bomb squad  searched for a possible explosive device.

No injuries or explosions were reported.

We'll continue to update this story as we learn more.

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