Man arrested, charged after dispute at Tipp city park becomes bomb threat

Miami Valley News

TIPP CITY, Ohio (WDTN) – A dispute between two men at a Tipp City park escalated into a bomb threat Thursday afternoon.

The Tipp City Police Department said the two men encountered one another at Kyle Park. The suspect, who has since been identified as 40-year-old Steven Bell, threatened the other mans two dogs for not being leashed.

The man with the dogs told Bell he had a concealed weapon on him, prompting the suspect to tell him he had a bomb in his pickup truck.

Tipp City Police responded and the park was immediately closed. The Dayton Bomb Squad was called in to secure the vehicle and found nothing inside.

Bell has been arrested and charged with inducing panic and aggravated menacing. He is currently being held at the Miami County Jail.

This is a developing story and will update it when new information becomes available.

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