Wednesday, September 25, 2013 6:22 am
Exploding battery causes Ohio police HQ evacuation
The Associated Press
Emergency responders were dispatched to the police division Tuesday evening after employees on multiple floors of the building heard an explosion. Police say the boom was traced to a battery in a hydraulic ladder in the lobby that was being used for an insulation project.
No one was injured, and there was no major damage. Bomb squad members and federal investigators were sent to the scene as a precaution.
The building and some surrounding streets were shut down for several hours but reopened early Wednesday. The police department's non-emergency and 911 lines were not affected.