Big booms, fire part of explosives training in Texas


Law enforcement officers always run toward danger.

The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports on Wednesday they recorded video and stared in awe as several types of explosives were ignited at the McCampbell-Porter Airport in Aransas Pass.

Agents and officials from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, along with the Corpus Christi Police Department Bomb Squad and Houston Police Department Bomb Squad ignited explosives as part of an Explosives Awareness and Recognition Training, said Mark Wilson, Assistant Special Agent in Charge.

The training was designed to educate first responders on the different types of explosives, Wilson said. An ATF certified explosives specialist is typically called to investigate after an explosive device is detonated, Wilson said.

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Source: Texarkana Gazette