PORT HURON, Mich. (WXYZ) - Port Huron police are reminding residents not to handle potentially explosive devices after a resident brought a bomb to the police station today. The World War I device turned out to be what police described as, "military practice ordinance."
The Michigan State Police bomb squad was called in by the Port Huron Police Department when a resident brought them a bomb that was discovered while scuba diving in Lake St. Clair.
The device was about 40 inches in length.
The diver found the bomb in the lake and brought it to the surface. He then brought it by car to the police department.
"Upon the resident taking it out," police Captain Jeff Baker said, "He was immediately instructed to set it on the ground."
It was placed on a sidewalk while authorities cordoned off the area.
The bomb squad examined the device and declared it to be "inert." At the end of the day, it was turned back over to the resident who had found it at the bottom of the lake.
"Residents are reminded to not handle such devices as they can be dangerous and explode unexpectedly, even when the appearance is of an aged, defunct device," Captain Baker said in a statement.