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Homemade bomb found in Newaygo County

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Posted at 5:33 PM, Jun 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-21 14:37:01-04

NEWAYGO, Mich. — A homemade bomb was found in Newaygo County Monday afternoon.

The Newaygo County Sheriff’s Office says a citizen found a device on the side of the road and brought it to the Newaygo Police Department for further inspection, thinking it might be a homemade firework.

The sheriff’s office says police requested their help since the device was found outside of the city.

When deputies arrived, they determined the device was not a firework and requested roads near city hall be closed. The Michigan State Police Bomb Squad was dispatched to the area.

The Newaygo County Sheriff’s Office says the device turned out to be a homemade bomb.

The citizen took officials to the area where the bomb was found. A K-9 trained in detecting explosives searched the area but did not find anything suspicious.

The sheriff’s office reminds people to leave any suspicious packages or devices they find alone and call 911.