Two Bridgeport police officers were on patrol in the area when a person flagged them down for a suspicious package outside of the Citizen’s Bank Building in Bridgeport.
Upon investigating the Bridgeport Police Department evacuated the building, then called in the Columbus Bomb Squad. The bomb disposable robot used rendered the package safe around 7 this evening, and authorities did not find any bomb making material inside. The suspicious package was in a plastic trash bag in front of the Citizen’s Bank front entrance, and is thought to have been a crock pot.
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“We’re not sure why the Crock-Pot was there, but regardless it was there and it was reported as suspicious. So, we just took precautionary measures to keep everyone safe,” Bridgeport Police Chief Andrew Klotz told 7 News.
The Bridgeport Police Department also evacuated the area up to 300 feet surrounding Citizen’s Bank.
The evacuation was lifted and the road being blocked off was re-opened shortly after the bomb squad gave the all clear.