Bomb Squad Returns To Columbus Police Headquarters Morning After Explosion


UPDATED: Wednesday September 25, 2013 8:29 AM

The Columbus Bomb Squad returned to Columbus Police Headquarters Wednesday morning, less than 12 hours after an explosion Tuesday night.

Police say it was strictly a precautionary measure after a loud noise was heard inside the building in the 100 block of Marconi Boulevard around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

After a thorough search of the building, investigators with the Columbus Division of Fire and Homeland Security discovered the blast came from a battery on a hydraulic ladder in the lobby.

Police Headquarters and the Franklin County Jails, located on South Front Street and Jackson Pike, were placed on lockdown at about 9:30 p.m.  People were allowed back inside around 1 a.m.

Columbus fire officials said there were no reports of injuries.

Some streets surrounding police headquarters were closed during the investigation.

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