EPPD: Intoxicated man arrested after claiming to have explosive


A man claiming to have an explosive device in Downtown El Paso is now behind bars on public intoxication charges.

Police say the incident was reported at about 5:30 p.m. on 601 S. Santa Fe near the Sun Metro station.

According to a news release, the man was holding a container and said it contained an explosive.

The area was closed off for more than an hour as the incident unfolded.

Police did not identify the suspect. Stay with KTSM.com for updates.

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