Amarillo Police: residents in the area of Lenwood Drive can now return home
AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) - Amarillo police said the residents in the area of Lenwood Drive can now start returning home.
“The reason why, is because we have an active criminal investigation ongoing and we don’t have this area open to the general public yet. It is safe and there are no more explosions that we’re concerned about or items like that, but we are collecting a lot of evidence,” said Sgt. Burr, PIO, Amarillo Police Department.
Amarillo police were working on the residential area surrounding a Monday explosion.
Officials said to contact the APD officer at the intersection of Lenwood Drive and Rebecca and bring some form of ID with your current address.
“We understand people are getting tired, we understand that they want this to be done as quick as possible, but it needs to be done right. We want to be able to protect our community because we’re part of this community,” said Sgt. Burr, PIO, Amarillo Police Department.
Police were called about 4:00 p.m. to the scene on reports of an explosion Monday.
Upon arrival, police evacuated 14 homes in the surrounding area.
Bomb Team Technicians began securing evidence at the scene, along with the FBI.
Officials arrested 32-year-old Erfan Salmanzadeh at the scene for possession of components of explosives, a third degree felony.
He was booked into the Randall County Jail.
Components used to make explosives were located in the alley, backyard and home.
Investigators are asking that anyone who may have information about the incident call Amarillo Crime Stoppers at (806) 374-4400 or submit a tip online.
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