Authorities make arrest stemming from suspicious devices

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — An arrest has been made in connection to suspicious devices found on watercraft in the Ohio River.

The West Virginia State Police announced the arrest on Wednesday. The person was taken in custody in Marietta, Ohio, before being transported to the South Central Regional Jail in Kanawha County on probable cause. The suspect’s name was not released.

The arrest comes after authorities confirmed a suspicious device was found on a Marathon petroleum barge, the third instance involving a suspicious device over the last week. Pleasants County authorities found a device on a barge last week, and West Virginia State Police reported two devices were placed on a towboat located near Williamstown on Monday.

Authorities responded to a suspicious device call in Greenup County, Kentucky on Wednesday, but officers determined the situation was a false alarm.

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