Suspicious item detonated in Franklin’s Wal-Mart parking lot

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FRANKLIN, Ohio (WDTN) – Mulitple law enforcement agencies responded to the Franklin Wal-Mart around 3 p.m.on reports of a threat.

A customer reportedly saw the item, walked into the store and them employees about the device, who in turn called police.

Police called the Dayton Bomb Squad and the Butler County Sheriff’s Office.

The item detonated around 6 p.m. and now police are going to take a closer look at the object, to see if any fingerprints can be recovered.

There were no injuries in the detonation process.

While police were on scene, patrons inside were instructed to move to the back of the store, into the produce section. Police tell 2 NEWS that anywhere between 75 to 100 people were inside at the time. They were notified of the device over the intercom system, telling them to move to the back of the store.

While the investigation and detonation were underway, roads were blocked on Second Street from Frisch’s Big Boy to Deerdorff Road.

The roads are now open. 2 NEWS will update this story with more information as we get it.

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