SPRINGFIELD TWP., Ohio (WKBN) — The Youngstown Bomb Squad was out Saturday afternoon in Springfield Township for an object in question.
According to those with the bomb squad, the item was found along Struthers Road near Deltona Drive. Crews were out for several hours, including police and the bomb squad.
Authorities originally said the object was a homemade pipe bomb. A bomb disposal robot was brought to the scene to detonate the object as a precautionary measure.
However, the detonation revealed the object was not a bomb but an old pipe within a pipe used to store savings bonds. The object was found by new homeowners while cleaning out the basement of a home, according to the Springfield Chief of Police.
Kristen Hephner and Laurel Stone contributed to this report.