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Published: Thursday, July 11, 2019 @ 3:47 PM
Updated: Thursday, July 11, 2019 @ 4:43 PM
By: Breaking News Staff
DAYTON — A pipe capped at both ends, found in a home in Dayton Thursday afternoon, was empty and not an explosive device, Dayton Bomb Squad Lt. Jason Hall said.
A contractor doing tear out work in the house at Valley Street and Bickmore Avenue for a new occupant noticed a piece of metal pipe capped at both ends, Lt. Hall said.
The contractor thought it might be a pipe bomb and called police shortly before 3 p.m.
The bomb squad was sent, performed diagnostic tests on the pipe and determined it was empty and not a threat, Hall said.
The contractor made the right call because the pipe looked suspicious to him, he said.