Bomb squad detonates suspected pipe bomb found in Round Rock neighborhood
ROUND ROCK, Texas —
A suspected pipe bomb found in a Round Rock neighborhood Monday was detonated in a controlled explosion, according to the Williamson County Sheriff's Office.
It happened in the Hillside Drive area. According to WilCo Sheriff Robert Chody, the device was detonated just after 2 p.m. He said after further investigation, there was no explosive material in the object.
Sheriff Chody said the landlord for the property told police over the weekend they found ammunition and a bomb-making manual while inside the home. When the investigation continued on Monday, bomb dogs and authorities were altered to what "appeared" to be a pipe bomb.
A bomb robot was used to help remove and conduct a "controlled detonation" of the pipe bomb. No explosives were found.
An 'all-clear' for residents to return to their home was given at around 3 p.m. but not until a secondary scan of the home was conducted.