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Blockade down on Limestone Street

The barricades that blocked off the 600 block of West Limestone Street for about an hour and a half this afternoon, Friday, July 13, have been removed, and police say the area is safe, according to Yellow Springs Police Chief Anthony Pettiford at 4:20 p.m. today.

Police had barricaded the street at around 2 p.m. when family members of Stefan Ritchie, who was arrested yesterday after a domestic dispute in which he inflicted wounds to himself, found what they believed were potential bomb-making materials in the house. Pettiford called in a unit of the Dayton bomb squad, who found that the materials were regular survival items and not dangerous. After an hour and a half, the barricade was removed

“It was a precautionary measure and the barricades have been taken down. It turned out to be nothing,” Pettiford said.


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