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Scene secure after Dayton Bomb Squad called to house for ‘suspicious package’ 

UPDATE @ 12:55 a.m. (June 17)A suspicious package found Friday night at a Fauver Avenue home turned out to be a jewelry box.

“A resident had come home, found a package on her back porch she was not expecting, didn’t know where it came from. She was very concerned about it. We responded, investigated the package, determined it did not pose a threat,” Lt. Jason Hall of the Dayton Bomb Squad said.

The package was not labeled, and the resident is still not sure where it came from, but it was not dangerous, Hall said.

“We always tell folks if you see something, say something. If you see packages or see things left unattended, let somebody know.”

The woman reported to police her back door had been kicked in, but police did not confirm that report at the scene.

UPDATE @ 11:35 p.m.Some neighbors living near a Fauver Avenue home that is the focus of the Dayton Bomb Squad dispatch said they were told to evacuate because of the suspicious package. 

They are standing on the sidewalk near their homes. 

Police are continuing to block the avenue, at Wayne on one end and Woodbine on the other.


Dayton police are blocking a street near a home on Fauver Avenue awaiting the Dayton Bomb Squad, which has been called to check out a package a woman said she found in her home. 

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The woman told police her back door had been kicked in and she found the package, which bears no delivery labels, in her residence. 

No injuries have been reported. 

At 10:30 p.m., the bomb squad was at Englewood MetroPark destroying an old piece of ordnance found there earlier this evening. 

According to what we've been told, the squad has detonated the ordnance -- a World War I- or II-era grenade -- at the park. 

We will update this developing report. Stay with whio.com for breaking news. 

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