Bomb Squad Returns To Columbus Police Headquarters Morning After Explosion


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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