Sheriff: Suspicious device in Neways was a bomb

NEWAYGO, Michigan (WOOD) — The device parked by the roadside in Newaygo Monday was confirmed to be a bomb, the sheriff’s office said.

At around 2:35 p.m., someone found a “device” on the side of the road that they suspected could be a homemade firecracker. The citizen then put it in a bucket and drove it to the Neways police. After looking at the device, an officer asked the Newaygo County Sheriff’s Office to respond.

The sheriff’s officers noticed right away that they weren’t fireworks. They then asked the Michigan State Police Bomb Squad to respond. The fire brigade of Neways closed the block around town hall as a precaution.

According to the sheriff’s office, the device was a homemade bomb Facebook post† The MSP bomb squad took it to a safe location and detonated it.

After speaking with the civilian who brought in the bomb, sheriff’s officers found the location where the bomb was discovered and an MSP K-9 dog trained to detect explosives checked the area. Officers said nothing suspicious was found.

The Neways County Sheriff’s Office reminded people that if they find suspicious packages or devices, leave them alone and call 911.

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