BEAUMONT (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Police in a Southeast Texas city say what’s believed to be a “legitimate explosive device” was found outside a Starbucks there.
Beaumont police say that a Starbucks employee found the package outside early Thursday morning and then moved it into the coffee shop. Police say that while trying to open the package, the employee noticed a note and then took it back outside and notified law enforcement.READ MORE: U.S. Border Agents Stopped Undocumented Migrants 209,000 Times In August
Police did not say what the note said.
Several law enforcement agencies responded, including the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.READ MORE: Dozens Of Families Forced From Their Homes After 3-Alarm Fire At Dallas Apartments
Police say the device was later rendered safe by bomb technicians.
Police say the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force will lead the ongoing investigation.
It was just last month when a bomber planted explosive packages in different areas in and around Austin, killing two people and severely wounding four others.MORE NEWS: 2 Brothers Who Were Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD Students Killed In Head-On Crash In Far Northwest Fort Worth
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