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BROWNSVILLE - Police say a passerby on the southbound side of Highway 77 noticed what looked like a grenade near the FM 1732 overpass and alerted authorities around 5 p.m. Sunday.
The improvised explosive device or I-E-D was disarmed by a bomb squad using a robot. No one was hurt. Parts of Highway 77 were closed for several hours.
Police are continuing to investigate.
There are three possibilities. Muslim extremists, Mexican Cartels and the random loon.
Brownsville Police spokesman Eddie Garcia says a passing motorist alerted authorities about 5 p.m. Sunday to a grenade modified and left on an overpass along southbound U.S. 77. A bomb squad shut down traffic for three hours to disarm it.
Garcia said Tuesday the device had no trigger, was poorly built and "would have caused minimal damage."