Blinking box in Harris County park turned out to be hoax

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Authorities clear suspicious box found at NW Harris Co. park (KTRK)

A bomb squad has cleared a suspicious box that was reportedly blinking a light at a northwest Harris County park Monday night.

According to Harris County Sheriff's Office, a bomb squad found no explosives near the 11300 block of Royal Village Street at Royal Blue.

Instead, an old electronic device that posed no danger was located, authorities said.

Precinct 1 Constable Alan Rosen, though, believes someone purposely placed the device at the park to scare people, citing that it was wrapped and taped and an LED light was attached.

According to deputy constables, a neighbor earlier reported seeing a suspicious box with a blinking light at a nearby park.

A Harris County bomb squad was sent to the scene and surrounding homes were evacuated.
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