RIVERSIDE, Ohio (AP) — Police evacuated a hotel and restaurant after finding an explosive device while investigating a suspicious vehicle.
The Dayton Daily News reports Riverside police found the device after receiving a call about 5 p.m. Saturday about a vehicle in a hotel parking lot.
Police Sgt. Mike Safriet says officers found items inside the vehicle that came from a burglary in Dayton and discovered a 12-inch-long explosive like those used by construction companies in a suspect’s hotel room.
It wasn’t clear how the suspect, who was not named, obtained the device. The hotel and a nearby restaurant were evacuated and a street was closed for about five hours.
The bomb squad took the device and planned to detonate it.