Update - Suspect in Custody
Through the course of the investigation the suspect was identified and later located in the 3100 block of Eastover and placed into custody. There were no reports of any injuries and there was never any threat to the public.
This is a joint investigation with the Odessa Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation. At this time charges are pending and the investigation continues.
OPD Investigating Explosive Device Found in Northeast Odessa
On March 10, 2020 at approximately 2127 hours, Odessa Police responded to 4101 East 42nd Street (Lowe’s Home Improvement) in reference to a suspicious person. Investigation revealed that an unknown male subject placed an object on the east side of the building and fled the scene. The complainant then heard an explosion coming from the east side of the building. The OPD Bomb Squad responded to the scene and retrieved the item, which appears to be a homemade explosive device. There were no reports of any injuries. Anyone with information in reference to this investigation is encouraged to contact the Odessa Police Department or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS and can remain anonymous. The investigation continues.