OSHP: Suspicious package in Warren County determined to be non-hazardous

Posted at 12:59 PM, Oct 04, 2017

WAYNESVILLE, Ohio -- A suspicious package that was found near Waynesville has been determined to be non-hazardous, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. 

Units were first dispatched at about noon to check a package that might have fallen out of a small airplane in the area of New Burlington and Furmas-Oglesby roads in Warren County, according to WCPO news partner The Journal-News.

Investigators told The Journal-News a report of a low-flying aircraft led to the initial report the package fell from a plane. But, state troopers now believe the package did not fall from an aircraft.

In a 911 call, a caller said they saw something coming out of the back of a single engine airplane that was flying overhead.

"It looked like a small package,” the caller said. “I mean at first we thought it was a bird and we kinda watched there for a second, and then a short time later we heard it actually hit ground."

A trooper on the scene said the package did not come from an airplane, but the Ohio State Highway Patrol has not yet clarified where it came from.

The Dayton Bomb Squad and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were called as a precaution.