Suspicious object prompts bomb unit response

Posted at 4:38 PM, Jul 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-23 17:38:39-04

Corpus Christi Police today responded to a report of a suspicious object that was left on a bus stop bench.According to Lt. Curtis Abbott with CCPD, officers were called out to a bus stop near the intersection of  Ayers and 18th Streets shortly after 3 p.m.  When the responding officer arrived, he saw what appeared to be a portable gas tank with wires sticking out of it.Officers established a perimeter around the bench and called in the bomb unit, who determined the tank was not a threat.“We called our bomb unit out, they’ve inspected the tank,” Abbott said. “It’s not going to be a danger to the public, it’s a portable fuel tank that somebody had just left there on the bus bench.”Abbott said the tank was empty, but that modifications had been made to it.