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ASP Bomb Squad Responds To The Jail – GARLAND COUNTY

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Posted by Arkansas 911 News Chief Editor Paul Maddox

Originally posted on March 23, 2020 at 6:27PM for VIP Members at the AR911NEWS VIP Facebook Group.  To get your VIP Pass, please CLICK HERE.

Garland County Sheriff’s Patrol Corporal Green reports that he was dispatched to the Garland County Detention Center yesterday afternoon to meet with a complainant about a suspicious package that he believed might contain an explosive device.

Cpl. Green arrived quickly and met with the complainant.  The complainant said that his neighbor put a package in the front seat of his vehicle and asked him to mail the package.  A few hours later, the complainant noticed that the package did not have an address on it.

The complainant later decided that he needed to take the package to police.  He drove to the Garland County Detention Center for help with this.  He entered the GCDC and told staff what was going on.  He also told the staff that the package was in his vehicle which was parked in the GCDC Parking Lot.

GCDC Staff notified GCSO 911 Dispatch and they sent Cpl. Green to investigate.  Cpl. Green made notifications to GCSO Command Staff, GCSO Criminal Investigators, Piney Fire & Rescue and the Arkansas State Police Bomb Squad.

Entrances to the jail grounds were closed.

ASP Bomb Technicians from Little Rock arrived quickly.  They investigated the package and determined that it did not contain explosives and the situation was determined to be safe.

Cpl. Green filed an incident report that listed a suspect and a complainant, but there was no mention of any charges being brought.

Jail grounds were re-opened quickly after this operation secured.  This event lasted for at least 1.5 hours.