Bomb squad called to Twin Peaks after suspicious item found

Posted at 8:56 PM, May 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-20 16:21:18-04

Bomb squad was called out to Twin Peaks Tuesday night after police found a suspicious item in an SUV while searching vehicles at the crime scene of the deadly shootout.

Police were going through vehicles to clear the scene, when they found a suspicious item that warranted the bomb squad.

Officers were seen signaling "X" over their heads, which a law enforcement source says means no danger. Bomb squad cleared that item shortly after arriving on scene. It is unknown what the suspicious package contained.

Police called a locksmith out to the scene to help them get into those vehicles that are still in the parking lot and need to be processed. If the locksmith couldn't get in, they would "jimmy" the lock. If those attempts were unsuccessful, police say their last resort would be to knock out the smallest window to get inside, whichever would cause the most minimal damage.

Officers created an inventory of the items inside every single vehicle left at the scene. Police took 80 cars and trucks and 135 motorcycles to their secure impound.

"I can tell you we have not only recovered handguns, we have recovered high-power caliber rifles, bullet-resistant vests. It's crazy some of the stuff we are seeing out of these cars," said Waco Police spokesman Sgt. Patrick Swanton.

The vehicles that belong to the suspects arrested and vehicles that contained evidence will be taken to a secure police impound.

Swanton said the vehicles that are being towed away are imperative to the investigation.