City Hall evacuation lifted after reports of suspicious device

Raw: Bomb squad responds outside City Hall
(Photo: FOX19/Mike Buckingham)
(Photo: FOX19/Mike Buckingham)

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Cincinnati City Hall was evacuated early Monday as a precaution after a suspicious device was reported nearby.

A bomb squad responded at about 8 a.m. to the 800 block of Central Avenue. Authorities shut down 8th Street and Central Avenue for the investigation.

According to authorities at the scene, the device was believed to be a rusted air tank which may have fallen off of a truck. It was found lying on the side of the street.

The evacuation was lifted by about 8:30 a.m.

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