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Wednesday, 01 May 2013 08:45
A bomb squad robot is seen moving towards a suspicious object on the 500 block of North Enterprise Street in Bowling Green, Ohio on April 30, 2013. (Photo: Enoch Wu/Sentinel-Tribune)
A bomb squad was called to a suspicious package on North Enterprise Street Tuesday, but found nothing indicating explosives.

At 2:15 p.m., a city employee called Bowling Green Police to report a suspicious item on the side of the road, in the 500 block on North Enterprise near the Ridge Street intersection, that subsequently got kicked into the roadway.

Lt. Dan Mancuso said this morning that the two-liter bottle had items attached “making it appear to be a bomb.”

Police cordoned off the area and evacuated people from nearby residences and called the Northwest Ohio Bomb Squad in Toledo.

When the squad arrived, members tried to determine whether the device was real, and used their robotic device to disable it, Mancuso said.

“It didn’t have anything they felt was explosive in it,” he stated.

There was no live device, but the bottle did have a battery and motor attached with wire, he  said.

The bomb squad used the robot to blow the bottle apart so it couldn’t explode on its own, Mancuso said.

“There was nothing to indicate there were actual explosives,” he added.

After the device was deemed not explosive, police proceeded to process the scene and collect evidence to see if any suspects can be determined.
The police cleared the scene around 6:30 p.m.

Mancuso said the police division has had reports of other suspicious items in the city, but nothing recently.

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