CLEVELAND (CBS CLEVELAND) – An aluminum rod left in Akron City Hall caused an evacuation because someone had scrawled the word, “Kaboom” on it.
But after Akron Police, Fire, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, and the Summit County Bomb Squad cleared the scene – it turned out the rod was really a man’s walking stick, and the man’s legal name really was “Kaboom.”
The stick’s discovery at about 8:30 a.m., coupled with Kaboom’s explosive name, caused a brief panic as dozens of workers were evacuated. The stick had Kaboom’s name written over duct tape and some took the name as a threat. According to Ohio.com, Workers were out on South High Street while a police dog searched the building for any explosives. The workers were allowed back into the building just before 10 a.m.