Union residents planting bushes find suspicious device; bomb squad called

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

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Credit: DaytonDailyNews

UPDATE @ 8:45 p.m.

Residents planting bushes came across a suspicious device, which prompted the Dayton Bomb Squad to respond to their home.

The device found in the backyard of a Laurelgrove Drive home was described as a homemade firework buried for possibly a decade, police said.

The device was detonated in the area of Valley View Drive.


The Dayton Bomb Squad is on the scene at a home on Laurelgrove Drive in Union this afternoon.

The incident has been going on since at least 2:45 p.m., according to a witness.

Police seem to be centering their investigation in the backyard of a home in the first block of Laurelgrove.

We’re working to learn more.

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