Suspicious Package Causes Bomb Scare At Ohio State Fair

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July 27th, 2011

A suspicious package was discovered on the first day of the Ohio State Fair. The Columbus Fire Department’s Bomb Squad and Ohio State Highway Patrol officers were called in to investigate. (4 photos)

Police dog and Ohio State Highway Patrol.
Ohio State Highway Patrol Officers use police dogs to investigate when a suspicious package was found outside the Celeste Center on the ground of the Ohio State Fair on July 27, 2011. (Photo by: Nora McDonald/WOSU)
Police Barracade and fair grounds
Police barricade a section of the midway on the Ohio State Fair grounds where a suspicious package was found on July 27, 2011. (Photo by: Ally Marotti)
Columbus Fire Department Bomb Squad Truck
The Columbus Fire Department Bomb Squad was called in to x-ray a suspicious package left unattended at the Ohio State Fair on July 27, 2011. When the contents of the package could not be determined the package was burst using a device called a disruptor. (Photo by: Ally Marotti/WOSU)
Lieutenant Anne Ralston is interviewed by media.
Lieutenant Anne Ralston, media correspondent for the Ohio State Highway Patrol is interviewed by local media about the events that unfolded on the first day of the Ohio State Fair when a suspicious package was investigated for a potential bomb threat. (Photo by: Ally Marotti/WOSU)

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