BREAKING NEWS: KFDM learns of breakthrough in explosive device investigation

KFDM News has learned of a breakthrough and one arrest in the investigation into the explosive devices found at a Starbucks in Beaumont and one that detonated and caused damage to a church.

The U.S. Attorney's Office has scheduled a news conference for 1 p..m. Friday, and while it's not confirming the nature of the news conference, it'll include federal prosecutors, the FBI from Houston and Beaumont, the ATF, Beaumont Police and other agencies.

Sources tell KFDM News an operation conducted Thursday night into Friday morning at a home in the 4400 block of El Paso Street near Fillmore in north Beaumont is linked to the investigation, and we've learned the operation has led to one arrest of a man linked to both devices.

FBI agents there tell KFDM it's an ongoing investigation. ATF, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and Beaumont Police were also at the scene. We saw agents wearing shirts that said evidence response team, bomb tech and U.S. Postal Service Inspector.

The agent says they're "conducting an operation. Nothing further at this time."

The FBI Houston and Beaumont, along with ATF and Beaumont Police, have been working on the two cases involving a device found in a package April 26 at Starbucks on Dowlen and another that exploded May 10 outside the office at St. Stephens Episcopal Church. No one was hurt in that case. The blast caused minor damage, including a shattered window on the office. The device at Starbucks didn't detonate. It contained a note that read "die USA."

Stay with us for updates.

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