June 26, 2014 at 6:06 pm

Bomb scare closing part of Southfield Freeway is set of headphones

A neighborhood dispute briefly shut down southbound Southfield Freeway at Eight Mile Thursday afternoon after one neighbor told another he had placed a bomb on his porch.

Turns out it was a set of headphones.

Around 4 p.m. Thursday a man in the 20000 block of the Southfield Freeway Service Drive called 911, stating that his neighbor had placed a bomb on his porch. He had described the object as cylinder with wires sticking out, said Sgt. Michael Woody.

The southbound Southfield Freeway and service drive at Eight Mile was closed for almost an hour while the Detroit Police Bomb Squad responded to the call. Officers found a pair of headphones, Woody said.

The incident Thursday wasn’t the first time police have responded to calls in that block.

“There are ongoing neighbor issues,” Woody said. “They can’t seem to get along. We’re in the process of arranging an intervention for those two. We want to try to resolve their issues so we don’t have bickering and constant threats.”

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