Monroe Street is now back open, near Maplewood Elementary, after a suspicious object was deemed not dangerous. Captain Rick Schnoor, with the Sylvania Police Department, said the road was closed for a few hours this morning and afternoon, just as a precautionary measure.
"A little after 9 a.m., we received a call from a resident who was walking in the area," he said. "They saw a bottle with quite a bit of electrical tape wrapped around it and they were concerned."
He said Sylvania Police reported to the scene.
"Not knowing what it was, we contacted the fire department and they requested that we get ahold of the Northwest Ohio Bomb Squad. We couldn't tell what was inside," Mr. Schnoor said.
After a few hours, they deemed the item was not hazardous.
"It ended up the item was not a threat. We don't know if it was a prank or anything," he said.
School was not in session at Maplewood Elementary and police closed down the street due to its proximity to a well-traveled traffic area.
"Just because of the location and the proximity to the street, we decided to close it," Mr. Schnoor said.