The Bedford Police Department has arrested a 37-year-old man and charged him with two felonies after police say he detonated an explosive device along Forest Ridge Drive on Wednesday afternoon.
Police responded to the scene and found the exploded device and other suspicious materials, but the suspect had fled the scene. They closed down the area and called for the regional NEFDA bomb squad to assist in the investigation.
A suspicious device was denotated by the bomb squad late Wednesday night, but the roadway remained closed while engineers assessed the Forest Ridge bridge to ensure it was still structurally sound.
Numerous local and federal law enforcement personnel determined a 37-year-old resident was the suspect in the case. He was arrested by SWAT officers early Thursday morning. Reports indicate he was also arrested back in February for containing explosive devices and materials inside his Hurst apartment. He later bonded out.
After the Wednesday incident, he has been charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, a first-degree felony, and Possession of Components of Explosives, a third-degree felony.
“While there were no specific targeted individuals or injured parties, the aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge relates to the risk posed to the members of the public who were in the immediate vicinity when the incident occurred.”
At around 5:30pm this evening, firefighters from the Dallas Fire-Rescue were called to an apartment fire at the Forest Cove Apartments, 9600 Forest Lane, in northeast Dallas.
Firefighters arrived shortly thereafter to find heavy flames through the roof of the two-story apartment building. The fire quickly spread to three neighboring buildings, leading to the request of 5 alarms. Around 100 firefighters responded to the scene.
Luckily, no one was injured in the fire, although one resident had to be taken to the hospital after suffering an unrelated medical emergency.
The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time. At least three of the four buildings are a total loss.
Thank you Michael Beard Photography for the photo.
This is an update regarding the serious crash that occurred on Friday evening at the intersection of State Highway 121 and Standridge Drive in The Colony.
According to unofficial eyewitness information, one person reported a vehicle was traveling at high speeds right before the collision and may have been trying to beat the light. The impact of the crash sent debris all over the roadway and caused two vehicles to catch fire.
Three people were transported to area hospitals with injuries. As of now, no one is believed to have any life threatening injuries, according to The Colony Police.
The Texas Department of Public Safety and FAA are currently investigating a plane crash near the Bridgeport Airport in Wise County.
At around 3:30pm today, the pilot of a Beechcraft airplane was coming in to land on the runway when the plane clipped trees on approach. The plane crashed just short of the runway.
Two men inside the airplane, identified as a 78-year-old and a 76-year-old, were both taken to DFW-area hospitals with serious injuries. One of the men was airlifted from the scene by Air Evac Lifeteam 68 helicopter.
Bridgeport FD, Wise County EMS, and Wise County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the scene for a major accident. It appears two vehicles were involved in a collision on Highway 380 after the plane crash. No major injuries reported.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will lead the investigation.
Thanks to Michael Beard Photography for the photo.
The Carrollton Police Department has arrested a 26-year-old man after he reportedly stabbed two people and strangled a third following a crash along Interstate 35E this evening.
Around 5:00pm this evening, a crash occurred in the express lanes of Interstate 35E near Valwood Drive. Witnesses say the suspect got out of his vehicle and started yelling at the other drivers involved in the crash. He then start assaulting them, causing non-life-threatening stab injuries to two people.
The suspect was also injured in the assault.
All injured persons were transported by Carrollton paramedics to local hospitals for treatment of their injuries, none of which are reported to be life-threatening.
“Detectives ask that anyone who recorded either the crash or the assaults that followed contact them at 972-466-3333.”
Just after 12:30pm this afternoon, multiple 9-1-1 calls were received regarding a fire at 2525 Handley Ederville Road across the street from the Tarrant Appraisal District office. Firefighters reported heavy smoke visible while responding to the scene.
Richland Hills FD was one of the first agencies to arrive on scene. They reported heavy smoke and fire showing from a commercial facility. Numerous other departments, including the Fort Worth Fire Department and others within the Northeast Fire Department Association, were called to the fire, which escalated to 5 alarms.
The fire burned for several hours. A dark plume of heavy smoke was visible across the north Texas region.
As of 11:00pm, firefighters remain on the scene putting out hotspots and making sure the fire does not flare up again. The equivalent of a 2 alarm response (several fire apparatus) remains at the scene.
One worker was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries. Another employee was also evaluated for treatment of minor injuries. There were no injuries to first responders.
Officials are still investigating the cause of the fire.
The Dallas Police Department is investigating a fatality accident involving one of their own officers overnight. The officer has died of his injuries.
At around 1:45am this morning, a Dallas police officer was assisting on the scene of a major accident along the northbound lanes of Central Expressway near Walnut Hill Lane. The patrol car had its emergency lights activiated.
The driver of a passenger vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed when he struck the officer, who was standing outside of his patrol car.
Emergency personnel rushed the officer to Baylor Hospital, but he was pronounced deceased.
The driver who hit the officer was found to be intoxicated. He was taken into custody. A female passenger in the vehicle is being interviewed by investigators. Neither the driver nor the passenger were seriously hurt.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the officer’s family and the entire DPD during this difficult time.
Around 7:00am this morning, multiple emergency responders from the Irving Fire Department and Irving Police Department were called to the scene of a multiple vehicle crash on eastbound Highway 114 near O’Connor Road.
A total of 14 vehicles were involved in the collision. Two people were injured in the crash and transported to local hospitals with undisclosed injuries.
The accident impacted both the main and express lanes of Highway 114. Icy conditions were reported by police officers earlier this morning.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation, although likely to be weather related.
At around 5:30pm last night, multiple emergency responders from the Briaroaks FD, Johnson County EMS (AMR), DPS Troopers and Johnson County sheriffs deputies were called to the scene of a crash on E. Renfro Street in front of the Cana Baptist Church.
Officials say the driver of a small passenger vehicle was turning left into a parking lot when it collided with an SUV traveling northbound on E. Renfro Street. The driver of the small passenger vehicle was trapped in her vehicle.
Firefighters extricated the injured driver and she was transported by air ambulance to JPS Hospital in Fort Worth. Her condition is unknown at this time. She has been identified as a 51-year-old woman from Burleson.
The driver of the SUV was not seriously injured.
The roadway was temporarily closed during the investigation and then reopened.
The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a serious crash involving multiple vehicles that occurred earlier this morning along Farm to Market Road 2738 near County Road 505 outside of Alvarado.
Just after 6:30am, multiple emergency responders were called to the scene after 9-1-1 calls came in of a multiple vehicle accident.
A preliminary investigation of the scene indicates the driver of a pickup truck attempted to pass a school bus in a no-pass zone when he hit a motorcycle and an SUV in the oncoming lanes of traffic. The pickup truck and motorcycle both crashed off the roadway. The SUV came to rest in the road.
The motorcyclist sustained a life-threatening injury and was airlifted to JPS Hospital via air ambulance. All other drivers and occupants, including a small child in the SUV, were not seriously hurt.