UPDATE: 2:54 p.m. A Killeen spokesperson said the evacuation was lifted at 2:30 p.m., and residents were allowed to return to their homes.
UPDATE: 1:05 p.m. The Fort Hood Explosive Ordinance Detachment tested the device. KPD spokesperson Carroll Smith said it was a "hoax bomb."
UPDATE: 1:05 p.m. Smith said the boom residents heard was part of the Fort Hood Explosive Ordinance Detachment’s assessment of the device. Officials are still assessing the device to get more details about the bomb.
“It’s still a dangerous situation,” Smith said.
UPDATE: 12:58 p.m. A few minutes after Smith said officials were going to test the bomb, nearby residents heard an explosion.
UPDATE: 11:34 a.m. Officials expanded evacuation of nearby residents.
Residents between 2nd Street and 10th Street and between Harrison Avenue and Dunn Avenue have been evacuated.
UPDATE: 10:36 a.m. Fort Hood Explosive Ordinance Detachment is on route to the location.
Killeen Police Department spokesperson Carroll Smith said about 9 a.m. this morning a man walked out of his friend's home and saw a device attached to his friend's truck. He took a photo of the device and it was sent to the KPD.
KPD and Fort Hood officials identified the device as a bomb and are now investigating the incident. They are currently in the process of removing the bomb.
All residents in the surrounding area have been evacuated.
Smith said this incident is not connected to the Fort Hood shooting.
There are several Killeen Fire Department trucks at the Second St. Baptist Church in Killeen.
Killeen Police Department officers are blocking off sections of North Gray St.
We are currently awaiting a statement from the Killeen fire chief.
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