Bomb squad safely detonates mystery device

Suspicious device found in 200 block of Martz Avenue in Dayton. (WDTN Photo/Robert Lowrey)
Suspicious device found in 200 block of Martz Avenue in Dayton. (WDTN Photo/Robert Lowrey)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The Dayton Bomb Squad was called to check out a suspicious device Wednesday evening.

They safely disposed of the object, but still don’t know exactly what it was.

Crews were called to at 214 Martz Avenue shortly after 5:00 p.m.

A neighbor says the elderly man that lived there recently moved to a nursing home.  A person cleaning out the house noticed the device in a box and called for help.

One neighbor told 2 NEWS the man used to joke that he “kept enough explosives to blow up the neighborhood.”

The alley around the house was blocked for a couple of hours until the device was removed to a safe area for detonation.

 

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