BLANCO COUNTY, Texas — The Blanco County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene of a suspicious package at a Permian Highway Pipeline worksite in the area of Chimney Valley Road on Tuesday.
Blanco County officials said residents in the immediate area were evacuated and others nearby were ordered to shelter in place. Roads in the area have been closed, officials said.
As of just after 4 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety said the package has been "neutralized" and there is no longer a threat to the public. Roads will remain closed as authorities continue to investigate.
Kinder Morgan, the company behind the pipeline, sent KVUE the following statement about the incident:
"Earlier today, Permian Highway Pipeline contractors discovered a suspicious device at a worksite in Blanco County, Texas. Work in the immediate vicinity has halted, the area has been cleared and secured, and local, state and federal law enforcement agencies have been notified. A Unified Command Center has been established, and an investigation is underway."
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
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