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Bomb squad responds to two Easter Sunday calls in Antrim County

In one incident, a military ordinance washed up on shore in Grand Traverse Bay

On Sunday, March 31, 2024, the Michigan State Police (MSP) Bomb Squad was called to two separate incidents in Antrim County.

The first incident was a call to assist the Antrim County Sheriff’s Office with the disposal of military ordinance that had washed up on shore.

A homeowner in Kewadin found the ordinance on the shoreline on Grand Traverse Bay. The Antrim County Sheriff’s Office responded and notified the MSP Bomb Squad.

The MSP Bomb Squad took possession of the ordinance, a Mark-25 Marine Marker military flare, and properly disposed of the item.

Shortly thereafter the MSP Bomb Squad was called to assist a trooper from the MSP Gaylord Post on a traffic stop in Antrim County.

The trooper had stopped a vehicle on US-131 near Wetzel Lake Road in Mancelona. The trooper saw an explosive device on the vehicle’s dashboard.

The MSP Bomb Squad responded and disposed of the device, an M-150.

In 2023 the MSP Bomb Squad responded to 120 calls in the MSP 7th District to assist and dispose of explosive devices.

The MSP want to remind everyone to call 911 if they see or find items, they believe may be explosive or hazardous. Never attempt to pick up or move a suspicious item. The MSP Bomb Squad is trained on how to safely remove, transport, and dispose of these items.