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Bomb squad detonates mysterious device in Springfield Twp.

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, OH (Toledo News Now) - A bomb threat forces dozens to evacuate an apartment building and no arrests have been made.

The Toledo Bomb Squad was called to check a suspicious package in the 6400 block of Glenhurst in Springfield Township just before noon. The Springfield Township Fire Department and Lucas County Sheriff's Office were first called to the scene and asked the bomb squad to come investigate.

The Valley Stream Apartments were evacuated as a precaution. The apartments are located at the intersection of Valley Stream Boulevard and Glenhurst Drive.

At first they called it an unknown device. Shortly before noon, squads detonated it with a water cannon. 

After getting a closer look, investigators determined the package was four aerosol containers with black tape wrapped around them. No explosive devices were found.

Although nothing was found that could actually harm someone, deputies said they have certain procedures to follow.

"Everybody has to work together hand-in-hand and work together as a team and make sure we get the job done, protect the citizens of Lucas County, as well as making sure that our own are protected," explained Sgt. David Martin with the Lucas County Sheriff's Department.

Deputies are still unsure who put the package there and why, but evidence has been collected from the scene.

This incident was along one of the possible routes Mitt Romney could take for his appearances in northwest Ohio. It pushed back his traveling plans as crews took all the necessary precautions.

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