BEAVERCREEK — A portion of North Fairfield Road was closed Wednesday morning after a suspicious device was discovered near the road.
At 9:30 a.m. Beavercreek police received a call about a suspicious device lying in a mulch bed next to the road at the intersection of North Fairfield and Beaver Vu Drive. According to a release from the Beavercreek Police Department, the device appeared to be a PVC pipe with capped ends.
Police said they checked with known geocaching databases before calling the Dayton Police Bomb Squad. The squad was called in and and safely detonated the device. It was later determined that the pipe was filled with birdshot.
Beavercreek Police Captain Eric Grile said an investigation will occur. “We’ll try to identify the source of the device and what the purpose of it was,” he said.
North Fairfield Road was closed near the location of the device for about an hour around noon.
Nathan Pilling is a reporter who covers Greene County agencies and organizations. You can find him on Twitter at @XDGNatePilling or you can call him at 937-502-4498.