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Suspicious item found near Fort Hood, found not hazardous

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By: Stephanie Jacksis

KILLEEN - Police and fire officials responded to a report of a water jug that was left under the overpass at Fort Hood St. and US 190, Thursday.  They determined the jug was not hazardous.

Just after 8 p.m., authorities located a yellow, five gallon Igloo jug that had tape around the rim of the lid.  It was sitting next to the road on the east side of Fort Hood Street.

Because of the suspicious nature, the Ft. Hood Explosive Ordinance Detachment was notified, and KPD Explosive Detection K-9 was deployed to the scene.  The K-9 did not alert on the cooler as an explosive.

Fire Department Hazmat personnel arrived, and through their investigation it was determined there was no hazardous material inside the water jug.

During the investigation, personnel at the scene heard a loud noise.  It was initially thought to be a car backfiring to the north of their location.  Approximately 10 minutes later, they heard two more loud noises closer to the intersection of Fort Hood Street and US 190 on the south side.

While investigating these noises, they found a 20 ounce water bottle with aluminum foil inside, along with a clear liquid.  These materials were collected and will be sent for analysis to the Department of Public Safety Lab.

At this time, KPD is investigating this incident as a possible assault on a public safety personnel.  They are not relating this threat to Fort Hood or any activities surrounding the pending Hasan trial.

No injuries were reported during this incident.

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