Gift-wrapped package prompts bomb squad call; determined non-hazardous

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A suspicious package has been found at Island Metropark

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

UPDATE @ 10 a.m.: 

An unopened box, wrapped in wrapping paper prompted a response from the Dayton Police Bomb Squad Monday morning.

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Police were dispatched to the Island MetroPark on East Helena Street around 8:10 a.m. on reports of a suspicious package.

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The package was determined to be empty, not hazardous, and was disposed.


The Dayton Police Bomb Squad has responded to the Island MetroPark in Dayton after a suspicious package was found.

The incident was first reported around 8:10 a.m. but additional details were not available.

We have a crew at the scene and we’ll update this page as we learn more.

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