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February 15th, 2017
Bomb squad explodes ‘suspicious device’ in San Marcos park


A bomb squad exploded a “suspicious device” found this afternoon at a San Marcos park, but officials say it turned out not to be explosive.

At 6:23 p.m., hikers reported what they thought might be a bomb near Blue Stem trail in the Spring Lake Natural Area, a city spokesperson said. San Marcos police were not immediately able to determine if the object posed a danger and called for assistance from the Austin Police Department bomb squad as a precaution, the spokesperson said.

At 8:37 p.m., officers exploded the object and determined that it was not a bomb, the spokesperson said.

In addition to the San Marcos police and fire departments, the Texas State University and Austin police departments were on scene as were the Austin Fire Department, San Marcos/Hays County EMS and Austin EMS.

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