Sunday, February 14, 2010

Two in custody after Fort Worth bomb scare

Southeast Loop 820 and East Rosedale Street in Fort Worth were reopened early Sunday morning after being shut down for five hours overnight. The Fort Worth bomb squad detonated four charges that were found in a pickup truck that spun out on a slick road during a police pursuit. Two people are in custody, and one of them — Kimberly Suzanne Al-Homsi — is well-known to police and federal agents. The Fort Worth bomb squad worked through the evening on the threat. They sent a robot to check a possible explosive device inside the truck. Investigators recovered a toy gun and three pipe-like items containing suspicious material.

It all started in Arlington as a road rage incident in the 1000 block of West Abrams Street, police said. "Someone called to say that there was a person in another vehicle that pointed a weapon at them," said Arlington police spokeswoman Tiara Ellis Richard. "Officers found that vehicle and tried to conduct a stop. That vehicle did not stop, and as a result, the officers conducted a pursuit." The chase continued for 20 minutes. It came to an end when the truck spun out on Rosedale at around 5:30 p.m. Officers took two people into custody: Kimberly Suzanne Al-Homsi, 45, — who is also known as Asma Al-Homsi — and Yasinul Alan Ansari, 18. They reportedly told police there was an "incendiary device" in the vehicle. Al-Homsi was charged with evading arrest, two counts of terroristic threats, and also a prohibited weapons count. Both remained in custody Sunday without bond due to federal holds.



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