Police: Explosive device found in Texarkana parking lot

    3:48 PM, Jun 19, 2013   |    comments
    Explosive Device (Photo: Texarkana Police Department)
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    TEXARKANA, Ark. (KTHV) - Police found a suspicious device Wednesday.

    According to Kristi Mitchell with the Texarkana Police Department, the device was found on the 400 block of Hickory Street in a business parking lot around 10:25 a.m. and resembled a hand grenade.

    She said the Barksdale Air Force Base Civil Engineer Squadron took the device to a safe location for a controlled explosion and added that the device was believed to have been live, but it was not a fragmentation grenade.

    Police are currently unsure of who placed the grenade in the parking lot, and no one has come forward with information.

    Anyone with details on this incident is strongly urged to contact the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department at (903) 798-3154 or Texarkana area CrimeStoppers at (903) 793-STOP.

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