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Posted on: April 8, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Suspect Arrested in Connection with Detonating Explosive Device

PD Press Release

Around 3 a.m., the Bedford SWAT team took custody of a male suspect without incident who was wanted in connection with detonating an unknown explosive device near a drainage culvert under Forest Ridge Drive just before 5 p.m. yesterday, April 7.

Due to the situation, federal agencies conducted the initial investigation. During that process, a suspicious item was located near the initial scene, which was later destroyed via a controlled detonation via the Northeast Fire Department Association Explosive Response Team, around 10:30 p.m. last night. 

While Bedford Police and their Federal Partners were investigating the situation, they were able to identify a person of interest and his location. In order not to alert the subject, information was restricted from being released to the public. 

This is an ongoing investigation. Additional information will be released, when appropriate.

The TxDOT structural engineer determined the Forest Ridge Drive bridge remains structurally sound and the roadway has reopened.

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