Man accused of U-Haul bomb threat had lockers set for auction

Published: Thursday, April 18, 2019 @ 9:54 AM

Police activity at U-Haul on E. 3rd St.

A man accused of calling in a bomb threat at an East Third Street U-Haul had overdue lockers that were scheduled for auction Wednesday, according to a Dayton police report.

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Officers found James E. Wright at Dayton Children’s Hospital and gave him a court summons before releasing him.

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Court records do not show what initial charges Wright is facing.

Wright reportedly had two overdue lockers at the U-Haul center that were scheduled to be auctioned off at 11 a.m. Wednesday.

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Police and fire crews responded to the U-Haul around 10:50 a.m., after dispatchers received a call about a possible device at the center.

In a 911 call obtained by News Center 7, the caller described the device saying, “I think it’s one that goes boom.”

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Detectives responded to Dayton Children’s and met with security, who used video and audio recordings to identify Wright as the person who called in the threat, according to the report.