Busy Day for the Bomb Squad; Bomb techs respond to 2 high profile incidents – back to back

Busy Day for the Bomb Squad

Yesterday, March 31, 2014, the Bomb Squad responded to back to back high profile incidents requiring their knowledge and expertise.

At noon, the team responded to a home in the 3400 block of West 44th Street for a large marijuana grow operation. The bomb unit responds to incidents involving illegal substance growing or manufacture as a precaution as many of the chemicals, materials and tools used can be flammable or cause explosion. Approximately 100 marijuana plants were removed. The investigation into this incident continues.

The Bomb Unit was then dispatched directly to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport for possible explosives detection. During a routine sweep of one of the parking areas of the airport, one of the canines trained in explosives detection indicated a positive “hit” on a vehicle. Upon arrival, the technicians suited up and investigated. It was determined that there was no credible threat.

The Bomb Squad exists within the Division of Police under the Homeland Special Operations, Bureau of Homeland Services, Domestic Preparedness Section. The squad’s highly trained technicians put their own safety on the line to keep the citizens of this city safe. For that we say “Thank you!”