HOUSTON — Montrose residents had quite the scare Wednesday night after a suspicious package turned out to be a bag of two prayer candles, the Houston Police Department confirmed.
The package was reported in the 4900 block of Graustark Street around 7:50 p.m. The bomb squad was called to the scene due to suspicions that the package could have been a pipe bomb.
In the end, investigators declared the situation a false alarm and the area was cleared.
It’s always better to be safe rather than sorry!
Central and Bomb Squad just cleared a suspicious device at 4900 Graustark. Two prayer candles were left in a bag by a pole. 202 pic.twitter.com/6gFXwtjGKo
— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) May 31, 2018