Neighbor: Perry Twp. resident liked to use pipe bombs to get rid of tree stumps

UPDATE @ 6:59 p.m.: The resident, now deceased, liked to use pipe bombs to take care of tree stumps on the property in Perry Twp., a neighbor said.

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The Dayton Bomb Squad detonated one family members found in the garage Wednesday while cleaning out their relative’s home on North Clayton Road, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office said.

No other pipe bombs were found on the property, the sheriff’s office said in a prepared statement.

Chrissy Davis, who lives across the street, said the resident, who died Saturday, liked to blow up tree stumps.

"[The family members] probably found one of his little tree-stump removal devices, something small and insignificant that he had tucked away ... probably took them by surprise," she said.

No one was injured, according to the statement from the sheriff’s office.

UPDATE @ 4:40 p.m. 

One small item believed to be a pipe bomb, found on the property on North Clayton Road in Perry Twp., has been detonated and Dayton Bomb Squad members are inspecting a second object to determine whether it's an explosive device.

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That assessment comes from the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.

North Clayton Road was reopened just before 5 p.m.

UPDATE @ 3:55 p.m.

North Clayton Road is still closed and the scene is still active at a home in the 4400 block.

Our crew remains on scene to learn more information surrounding the incident.


The bomb squad has been requested to a Perry Twp. home after reports a pipe bomb was found in the home’s garage.

Crews were dispatched to the house in the 4400 block of North Clayton Road, south of Brookville, around 12:20 p.m.

The road is closed 500 feet in each direction.

A person cleaning out the house of a deceased family member found what they suspected was a pipe bomb in a bedroom and called 911, dispatch records indicate.

No injuries have been reported.

Additional details were not available.

Our crew is on the scene and we’ll update this story as we learn more.