Suspicious device found in Boardman store

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — Boardman Police and Fire are investigating after a potentially dangerous device was found in a Walgreen’s trash can late Saturday.

According to police, an employee at the East Midlothian store was in the restroom and found two batteries taped together and connected to a flattened can by copper wires. The entire device was wrapped in a paper towel.

Police believe it was meant to start a fire and removed it.

Police will review surveillance footage.

A store manager referred all questions to the Walgreens corporate office.

The incident is being investigated as felony arson.

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