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Authorities investigating suspicious device in Liberty-Eylau community

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Bowie County authorities are still investigating some suspicious devices found at a Liberty-Eylau home.

Police were called to a home in the 200 block of Tomahawk Thursday evening. One nearby home was evacuated as a precaution.

By 5:30 p.m., Bomb Squad members from Bossier City had successfully detonated both devices at the home.

The man living at the residence told police that he was cleaning up the property when he found a Wal-Mart bag. He says he started to throw the bag into a burn pile until he realized what was in the bag. The man has been living at the property for about 3 weeks. We're told that the property owner is deceased.

Both improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were safely detonated and bomb squad members are dismantling the devices to send to a lab for further investigation. Authorities say the devices could have done damage to up to 30 feet of origin.

It is unclear how the devices got to be on the property.

This case is still under investigation.

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