Suspicious package found at 24 Hour Fitness in NW Austin

(Photo: CBS Austin)

UPDATE: Investigators are looking into who may have placed a suspicious package at a gym Monday morning in Northwest Austin.

The package was discovered at approximately 9:35 a.m. at 24 Hour Fitness at Hwy 183 and Lake Creek Parkway. Police say someone saw a device with wires inside the gym.

The Austin Police bomb squad determined that item did have components that could be an explosive device -- but once they neutralized the device they found that it did not have explosive material.

Police say there is no threat to the public. The investigation is ongoing.



The Austin Police Department is investigating a suspicious package at 24 Hour Fitness at 183 and Lake Creek Pkwy.

The situation is under investigation and Watch Commander says they may close down the frontage road area.

According to APD the suspicious package was discovered by a person who found wires and device inside.

The Bomb Squad blew up package with water based technology. They are investigating to see if there was any harmful material.

This is a developing story. No further details were provided at this time.

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