CLEVELAND — Police have reopened Interstate 90 in both directions after a suspicious package turned out to be an explosive device.
Metroparks Rangers discovered a pipe bomb during a traffic stop around 1 p.m. on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive near I-90. Bomb squad was called to the scene to investigate.
Once the Bomb squad arrived, crews sent in a robot to sniff around the package and the entire car. A few hours into the investigation, crews yelled out fire in the hole and detonated the suspicious device.
“I heard the fire in the hole and boom,” said Al Stanich who was walking nearby.
Meanwhile traffic on I-90 East and West near E. 72nd was standstill.
“We were getting off the highway and it was all blocked off and we didn’t know why we had to go around,” said one anonymous driver.
Cars parked in Gordan Park were stuck.
“I came down at 6:30 in the morning, parked my car out here,” said Stanich. “My brother and nephew gave me a ride to Put-in-Bay and we came back and I couldn’t get my car out.”
After the robots detonated the bomb, a couple men in hazmat suits did their own searching.
The road reopened around 6:00 p.m. Saturday.
One person is in police custody. It is not clear if anyone has been charged at this time.