Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Story & Photos by: BRIAN WOODS
North Ridgeville – A suspicious package was discovered by a local resident on top of a mailbox at the Post Office on Route 20 in North Ridgeville Monday night. Police first responded and saw the suspicious package before calling out the Bomb Squad.

Operating on the side of caution North Ridgeville Firefighters, the Lorain County Bomb Squad and the Director of Lorain County Emergency Management and Homeland Security were all dispatched to the scene.

With a portion of Route 20 closed down the Bomb Squad Robot was sent to the mailbox to examine the package. With the video camera attached to the Robot Officials were able to determine quickly that the package was a tin of cookies.

One man caught in traffic, Michael Bowman, told TMC NEWS that even though they were held up due to traffic they were glad Officials were cautious. “We live in a new time, there are plenty of nuts out there and I am just glad these guys take these things seriously. Had that been a bomb and a cop just opened it up or tossed it off the box then we’d have a totally different deal here.”



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