Texas: Pipe Bomb Discovered in Car

TRIPwire, 13 May 2022

On 11 May 2022, San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) officers responded after a resident reported a suspicious person in a vehicle parked in a Northeast Side neighborhood and discovered a man asleep in the car with a pipe bomb in the front passenger’s seat. The SAPD Bomb Squad unit responded to assist and determined that the pipe bomb was viable and described it as being capped on one end, with the other end being covered in electrical tape with a protruding fuse. The pipe bomb also contained possible gun powder, ball bearings, and metal arrowheads for fragmentation. The 29-year-old suspect was arrested and charged with possession of an explosive weapon, failure to identify himself, and parole violation.