UPDATED: Friday, May 31, 2013 - 3:45pm
Bryan, TX (KWKT) —
UPDATE (4:45 p.m.): Items found in the vehicle resembling a bomb turned out to be fake. The roadways are now open.
UPDATE (3:21 p.m.): According to witnesses the suspect displayed a firearm and threatened the staff with a bomb. Witnesses stated the suspect left the scene in a black truck.
A DPS trooper observed vehicle matching the description and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle at the intersection of FM 158 and Copperfield. The driver matching the description of the robbery suspect was detained and questioned. During the traffic stop a suspicious package was located.
College Station Bomb Squad responded to assist. Evidence located in the vehicle linked the driver, James Kyle Graham age 61, to the robbery.
Graham was arrested and charged with Aggravated Robbery which is a 1st Degree Felony which carries a sentence of 5 to 99 years in prison or confinement for life and a fine not to exceed $10,000.
The Bryan Police Department, College Station Police Department, and Texas Department of Public Safety are taking every precaution and is continuing the investigation regarding the suspicious package in the vehicle.
ORIGINAL STORY: Texas DPS conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Boonville and Copperfield. Upon investigation a suspicious package was located.
At this time the intersection between Pendleton, Woodcrest, Williamsburg, and Tiffany Park has been closed and surrounding businesses have been evacuated as a precaution.
The College Station Bomb Squad has responded to assist. Please avoid this area. Camelot Daycare parents need to pick their child up from the Wheeler Ridge entrance and avoid FM 158.
The safety of our community does not have borders.
It is the goal of every law enforcement agency to protect the citizens that we serve. Be the eyes and ears of your police department. When you see suspicious activity contact the College Station Police Department at 979-764-3600, the Texas A&M University Police Department at 979-845-2345, or the Bryan Police Department and the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office at 979-361-3888. Together we can make a difference in our community.