Bomb squad detonates suspicious device found in Kettering

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Dayton Bomb Squad controlled explosion

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UPDATE @ 2:15 p.m. 

The Dayton Police Bomb Squad safely removed and detonated a suspicious device found on Shroyer Road in Kettering.

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The bomb squad containment unit removed the device, transported it nearby to David’s Cemetery, and conducted a controlled explosion.

Shroyer Road between Far Hills Avenue and Primrose Lane has reopened.

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Dayton bomb squad is on the scene of a homemade device found.

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UPDATE @ 12:30 p.m. 

Kettering police said a bomb squad containment unit will remove a suspicious device found in the area of Lesher Drive and Shroyer Road and transport it to a location in Moraine to be safely detonated.

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Investigators said they expect to have the area blocked until around 1:30 p.m.

We’ll update this page as we learn more.

UPDATE @ 11:35 a.m. 

Kettering police said residents of homes on Lesher Drive near Shroyer Road have been evacuated after a suspicious device was discovered Tuesday.

Police added the device appears to be a homemade device.

The incident started as a traffic stop around 10 a.m., when an occupant of the vehicle complained of shortness of breath, and requested a medic to respond, according to Kettering Police Public Information Officer John Jung.

A firefighter who responded to the scene noticed a device, which appeared to be a bag in a tree line, prompting a request for the Dayton Police Bomb Squad to respond.

Jung said a “Code Red” was issued, notifying Kettering residents of the situation. The recorded call urged residents in the area to stay indoors and to avoid the area for the investigation.

Police continue to block Shroyer Road between Far Hills Avenue and Primrose Lane.

FIRST REPORT

The Dayton Police Bomb Squad has been requested after a suspicious device was found on Shroyer Road near Far Hills Avenue in Kettering.

Kettering police have blocked Shroyer Road between Far Hills Avenue and Primrose Lane for the investigation.

We have a crew on the scene and we’ll update this page as new details become available.

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