‘Suspicious Package’ Left at Rest Stop

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BATH, Ohio — Local law enforcement agencies were searching for a woman in connection with a suspicious package at a Bath rest stop.

According to an Ohio State Highway Patrol spokesperson, the woman handed a package to a truck driver then took off.

He could see the words “ATF Akron” were written on it, which caused some alarm.

The truck driver did not know the woman and alerted authorities around 9:15 a.m. Tuesday.

The incident occurred at the rest stop on I-77 south near I-271.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol, Summit County Bomb Squad, Bath Police Department and Bath Fire Department worked together on the investigation.

The rest stop was evacuated and closed for a time.  It reopened around noon and it was determined the package “was not a bomb.”

The package also contained some maps, books and an address label with a woman’s name on it.

Authorities were still looking for the woman.  She was believed to be in her 50s and was last seen driving a green van.

It is possible she could still face charges for inducing panic, but that has yet to be determined.

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