North Texas Daily

Denton authorities detonate bag full of phone chargers at 7-11

Denton authorities detonate bag full of phone chargers at 7-11

Denton authorities detonate bag full of phone chargers at 7-11
August 31
12:28 2015

Alejandro Medellin | Staff Writer

@skinny_fats

Denton authorities detonated a suspicious package without injury on Monday morning behind the 7-11 on Teasley Lane and Interstate 35E.

The Fire Department was called at 7:53 a.m. about a suspicious package that turned out to be a backpack full of phone chargers left at a gas pump at the 7-11. The police arrived to seal off the parking lot ahead of the bomb squad.

Kenneth Hedges, spokesman for the fire department, said video surveillance showed an individual leaving a suspicious package at one of the pumps. The individual was seen leaving in a dark 4-door vehicle.

Edna Chowdhury, the manager at the 7-11, said one male and a female left the package at pump four.

“The police took care of it very well because they didn’t let anyone walk in the parking lot, everything was shut down,” Chowdhury said.

A bomb squad robot was used to move the package behind the 7-11 where it was inspected further.

Hedges said the bomb squad “shot an x ray of the package.” At 10:45 a.m. a small charge was used to detonate the backpack.

“It ended up being phone chargers and some clothes,” Hedges said.

Nobody was injured in the detonation, but a piece of debris damage a window at the nearby Braum’s.

Because the backpack had no explosive within, there is no criminal inquiry at this time.

Featured Image: Matt Brown | Staff Photographer

About Author

Reporter

Reporter

Related Articles

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

There are no comments at the moment, do you want to add one?

Write a comment

Write a Comment

The Roundup

<script id="mcjs">!function(c,h,i,m,p){m=c.createElement(h),p=c.getElementsByTagName(h)[0],m.async=1,m.src=i,p.parentNode.insertBefore(m,p)}(document,"script","https://chimpstatic.com/mcjs-connected/js/users/de9596854f37498d65b58fa8f/42480106fd1ae582112be0c96.js");</script>

Search Bar

Sidebar Thumbnails Ad

Twitter Feed

North Texas Daily @ntdaily
THE DOSE: Emmys 2022 nominee predictions: From Keaton to K-dramas🖋: @samthornfelt 🖼: @jazminesg_Read more: https://t.co/3dRmFxXNGo
h J R
North Texas Daily @ntdaily
Welcome back to the Daily's Dose podcast. Join Jaden & John as they discuss what they have been watching all summer, and what they are anticipating to see.🎙: @OberkromJaden & @JohnAndersontx 🖼: Miranda ThomasListen to it here: https://t.co/YVSbuD8quD
h J R
North Texas Daily @ntdaily
NEWS: Weezer's 'SZNS: Summer' burns the project's potential🖋: @obnoxiouslyblue 🖼: @jasperbeeeRead more: https://t.co/40wl4oEk6b
h J R
North Texas Daily @ntdaily
ARTS & LIFE: Denton artist Ceci Ceci shares culture through song🖋: @samthornfeltRead more: https://t.co/rZgCzcRgRc
h J R
North Texas Daily @ntdaily
NEWS: Counseling and Testing Services resumes in-person art therapy🖋: @lexlop02 📸: Daniel PopeRead more: https://t.co/OzfuRy3Lsx
h J R

Sidebar Bottom Block Ad

Latest Issue of North Texas Daily

Flytedesk Ad

Instagram