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Old military munitions brought to Wyoming police HQ

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Posted at 12:08 PM, Feb 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-18 13:04:15-05

WYOMING, Mich. — The Wyoming Department of Public Safety building was closed for a short time Tuesday morning after someone brought old military munitions there for disposal.

Police said a citizen found the munitions in the home of a deceased relative and brought them to police. Because they didn’t know if the device was still capable of exploding, the building was shut down out of caution while the Michigan State Police bomb squad came in to help.

Troopers said the device had the appearance and form of high explosives but were found to be inert.

Police say that while the citizen had good intentions in bringing the device to them for proper disposal, everyone is asked to call 911 instead of bringing it to police so they can figure out how to get rid of them safely.

The Wyoming Department of Public Safety has reopened to the public. Police and fire services were responding to calls as normal while the building was closed.