Device found in Temple confirmed live pipe bomb

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Temple Police have released the name of the man arrested at a house where officers found a pipe bomb. The suspect is 28-year-old Devin McHale, and he faces a possession of a controlled substance charge.

Devin McHale

McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara confirmed Tuesday morning that the device found Monday was indeed a live pipe bomb.

The McLennan County bomb squad was called to the home in the 3700 block of Lynx Trail Monday morning at 11:30 a.m.

The device was found while officers were serving a contraband search warrant at the residence, but when the possible bomb was found, they backed out and contacted the bomb unit.

Lynx Trail was closed down for a time while the search warrant was executed and the device was removed.

Sheriff McNamara said that personnel with the Austin bomb squad came to assist with the disassembly of the bomb which had been taken to the McLennan County range.

Sheriff McNamara said that unit had a special device to cut into the suspected bomb and allow its disassembly and recovery of the components that will allow the materials used to be traced as part of the investigation.

The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has also joined the investigation with possible federal charges to come out of the incident.

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