FORT WORTH — Authorities have arrested the ex-husband of a Colleyville woman who opened an explosive device delivered to her home Sunday.
David Barouch, 51, was taken into custody about 3:15 p.m. Wednesday after his home in the 5200 block of Selago Drive, in north Fort Worth, was searched. Police and the ATF announced the arrest at a 5 p.m. news conference, but provided few details.
Barouch was being detained at the Tarrant County jail on Wednesday, pending a hearing Thursday before a federal magistrate in either Fort Worth or Dallas, a federal agent said. A federal charge of manufacturing or possession of a destructive device is expected to be filed, said Robert Champion, ATF special agent in charge of the Dallas division.
Investigators and agents arrived at the home about 9 a.m. Wednesday. The home is owned by Barouch, according to Tarrant County documents.
"The homeowner provided us keys to get in," ATF Special Agent Tom Crowley said Wednesday.
ATF explosive specialists joined the search of the home, Crowley said.
Colleyville Officer Raymon Cannon said evidence led investigators to the home but he declined to say what the evidence was.
The woman was alone at home when she opened the FedEx box, Cannon said. The cardboard box contained other objects, but police have declined to provide details on its contents. It is not known whether FedEx agents delivered the device.
At a news conference Monday, police released a segment of a 911 call the woman made about 11 a.m. Sunday from her home in the 1000 block of Dogwood Court.
"I opened it and there was a battery in it," she told the 911 call taker. "My neighbor said it looks like a homemade bomb."
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