Bomb squad called for suspicious package left outside Warren building

The package was found right by a trash can outside of the Gibson Building in downtown Warren


WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – A suspicious package in downtown Warren turned out to be not so suspicious after all.

Investigators discovered the black box — which looked like a musical instrument case — only held a portable DJ turntable inside.

“We responded, we took a closer look and examined the package, and we found that it was a musical instrument,” said Youngstown Lt. Doug Bobovnyik, with the bomb squad. “However, Warren PD did everything that they should have by notifying the bomb squad and treating it as if it could be an actual device.”

The package was found Wednesday right by a trash can outside of the Gibson Building, which houses government and Social Security offices.

Video: Bomb squad called to downtown Warren building

The security guard for the building on Franklin Street notified Warren police about the package.

Police arrived on scene around 5:30 p.m. and taped off the entire building before calling the bomb squad.

The back half of the building was closed off for about two hours. Everyone in nearby buildings was warned about the potential threat.

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