False Alarm On Suspicious Package At Cowboys Stadium

Updated at 10:06 a.m.

ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – Police in Arlington and FBI agents were called to Cowboys Stadium around 8:00 a.m. on Friday morning to investigate reports of a suspicious package dropped in a drainage ditch on the north side of the upcoming Super Bowl venue, along Randol Mill Road.

According to Lt. Pedro Arevalo with the Arlington Fire Department, somebody witnessed a person throw the package into the ditch on the road outside the stadium. Authorities have not said what made them think that the package was suspicious.

It turns out to have been a false alarm.

When authorities arrived on the scene, they found some type of device located under a manhole cover in the middle of the road. The bomb squad was deployed to handle the device. Arevalo said that there were no wires or electronics attached to the device.

After investigating, police say the package turned out to be nothing more than trash.

Cowboys Stadium in Arlington will host the first Super Bowl in North Texas on February 6, when the Green Bay Packers face the Pittsburgh Steelers.


One Comment

  1. Tom B. says:

    your story does not make any sense. It was dropped into a ditch, but wound up under a manhole cover?

    and you also write “into the ditch on the road”. On the road? Alongside the road, perhaps?

  2. foe says:

    this is not worth interupting normal programming. please…..

  3. svelte says:

    Probably the drainage gutters at a corner, accessed bu manhole covers

  4. J says:

    People are sooo paranoid!!!!

  5. les says:

    i think we are going to see a lot more of this kind of thing until the damn superbowl is over .

  6. JCK says:

    Yes, it IS important enough to break into normal programming. If it had been a real threat, lots of people could have been injurred or killed. Just thank God it wasn’t.

  7. Hemroidious says:

    It turned out to contain the remnants of Jerry Jones’ old Hair piece. It was first discovered on a parking lot near Harry Hines Blvd.

    1. Hemroidious says:

      Just outside an Adult Book Store.

  8. Hemroidious says:

    The package turned out to contain the remnants of Jerry Jones’ old Hairpiece. It was first discovered on a parking lot near the adult book store on Harry Hines Blvd.. Jones’ oldest son, Steven, wrestled it away from a woman there and took it to Cowboys Stadjum where he threw it into the storm drain. When Arlington Police discovered that it was Jones’ hairpiece they backed off immediately not wanting to lose their jobs. A Hazmat Team was called in to remove the soiled hairpiece and was later cremated in a closed ceremony.
    Always happy to bring you the real story.

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