Old explosive equipment found in Liberty County

May 18, 2012 10:04:59 AM PDT
Authorities are trying to figure out what to do with an old piece of equipment found on some property near Tarkington in Liberty County.

The area is in northeastern Liberty County, where a woman doing some work on her property discovered some wires sticking out of a hole in the ground. She called the Railroad Commission, who sent someone out to investigate.

Rex Evans with the Liberty County Sheriff's Department says officials determined the item was an old seismograph explosive left behind by a demolition company that had once used the property. There were fears the item could be unstable, so the county bomb squad was called to the scene.

Evans says a couple of homes near the site have been evacuated. There are no homes in the immediate area.