Roadside IED packed with shrapnel found in Texas

The McLennan County bomb squad safely diffused the device after midnight Wednesday morning.

Bomb squads were dispatched in regards to an IED planted under a Mclennan County bridge Tuesday night.

ATF EOD teams used a water cannon on the container found just outside Rosebud, Texas- about forty miles outside of Waco.

Combustible liquids and shotgun shells were found inside the container, according to USA Today. ¬†Sheriff Parnell Mcnamara said the IED was designed in such a way that it would have dispersed shrapnel and would have been “extremely dangerous” had it gone off.

“Someone had made this to create lots of damage and harm,” McNamara said.

No injuries were sustained in the removal of the roadside bomb, which had its contents sent to the lab for analysis. No motives or suspects have been named at this time.

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