Evendale bomb scare prompts evacuation

Evendale bomb scare prompts evacuation

EVENDALE, OH (FOX19) - Objects resembling the components of a bomb were found in a vehicle in Evandale Monday.

Police initially responded to reports of a suspicious package in the trunk of a  car at 2:30 p.m. from employees at the Firestone Auto Care on Reading Road.

The arriving officer looked in the trunk and saw dynamite, sticks, wires, blasting cap, a timer and batters, officials said.

Police said efforts to locate the vehicle's owner by phone and personal visit were unsuccessful.

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office Bomb Squad evacuated the area and traffic was diverted while notifications were made to the effected businesses and residences.

Investigators were able to determine the object was not a functioning device and the perimeter was released at 4:30 p.m.

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