Michigan State Police applauds Canton family for calling 911 after discovery of military souvenirs

Posted at 12:48 PM, Feb 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-12 12:47:59-05

(WXYZ)  — Michigan State Police officials are applauding a Canton family after they discovered what looked to be possible explosives in a box of military souvenirs.

MSP tweeted on Friday that the family saw the box and called Canton police to assess the items. Police then called the bomb squad to investigate out of precaution. Police say the souvenirs were determined to be inert but that the family did the right thing.

"If you come across something that you feel may be explosive, the first thing you should do is STOP!" MSP tweeted.

Police say anyone who comes across old military souvenirs when cleaning out houses should be vigilant if something looks suspicious. They advise the community to call 911 and not try to take the box somewhere.

"Don't take any chances! Just leave them alone and call 911."