KILLEEN, Texas (KCEN/KXAN) — A Killeen neighborhood was evacuated due to reports of an IED on a truck, according to KXAN sister station KCEN in the Waco area.
The Killeen Police Department confirmed the suspicious device at 8th and Hoover was an IED, which had wires hanging out.
A neighbor spotted the device, telling KXAN’s Chris Sadeghi that he found it on the hood of a truck. The man said it was made from two pipes and looked strange, so he called police.
The Fort Hood bomb squad responded, and a bomb robot could be seen in the middle of the neighborhood street — putting something in a box. The robot wheeled off, leaving a black bucket sitting in the street and a member of the bomb squad apparently wiring it with something.
An officer then told reporters and others in the area to “bunker down behind a car or something.”
About 1 p.m., a loud bang could be heard.
The Fort Hood bomb squad determined the device was not explosive.
A several block radius was evacuated, and residents were moved to the community center.
This incident was unrelated to the shooting at Fort Hood on Wednesday afternoon, where a gunman shot and killed three people and hurt 16 others before turning the gun on himself.