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Akron man arrested after calling police about explosive device he allegedly made himself

Posted at 1:24 PM, Nov 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-20 13:24:04-05

AKRON, Ohio — An Akron man who called police Tuesday to report that someone left a bomb on his porch overnight was later arrested for allegedly making the device.

According to the Akron Police Department, Darryl Evege, 53, is charged with illegal possession of explosives, a fourth-degree felony.

Authorities said that around 2 p.m. Tuesday, officers responded to the 900 block of Donald Avenue for a bomb threat.

According to authorities, Evege contacted the FBI and asked them to come "dispose of the device."

When Akron officers arrived, they met with Evege who told them that he found the device on his porch and took it into his house and placed it in a closet, police said. He then went inside the home and brought out the device and placed it in the driveway.

Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, as well as the Summit County Sheriff's Office Bomb Squad responded and disabled the device.

Evege was then arrested without incident and taken to the Summit County Jail.