The bomb squad removes and destroys the device after an FBI investigation at Washington Twp. ; suspect in custody – WHIO TV 7 and WHIO Radio

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WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP — UPDATE: 10:30 a.m.

One person was taken into custody after an investigation involving federal authorities in Washington Township on Monday morning.

The FBI was conducting “court-authorized law enforcement activity” in the 600 block of West Alex Bell Road, an FBI spokesperson told News Center 7.

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The FBI called in the Dayton Bomb Squad and the bomb disposal expert removed a device that was transported to a Washington Township fire station where it was destroyed, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

A suspect has been taken into custody on federal charges, the FBI spokesperson said. The suspect will appear for the first time in federal court this afternoon.

There is currently no threat to public safety, the spokesperson said.

Additional details were not immediately available.

We’ll continue to update this story as we learn more.

INITIAL REPORT:

A road in Washington Township is closed Monday morning due to a law enforcement investigation by federal authorities, a spokesperson for the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said.

The 600 block of Alex Bell Road is temporarily closed, the spokesperson said.

Deputies are currently on site to help with traffic flow.

News Center 7 will continue to update this story as we learn more.

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