Sheriff: Suspect in custody after components to make explosives found in Leander garage

Williamson County

LEANDER, Texas (KXAN) — The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office arrested a suspect Monday after law enforcement found components to make an explosive inside a garage at a Leander home.

The home is in the 2500 block of Kathleen Cove in Leander, the sheriff’s office said on Twitter.

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office said the suspect — who it has not yet identified because the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms may take over the case — was arrested on a prohibited weapons charge. ATF could bring other charges, WCSO said. The suspect had no criminal background, WCSO said.

Neighbors were directed to stay in their homes for hours as law enforcement worked the scene.

The Austin Police Department Bomb Squad worked to remove the explosives components, Williamson County Sheriff’s Department said. The area reopened around 2:37 p.m.

Authorities say they don’t think there’s a threat to the public.

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