The Michigan State Bomb Squad was called to the Newaygo Police Department for a homemade bomb Monday afternoon.
The Newaygo County Sheriff's Office said in a press release a citizen found the device while walking on the side of the road and thought it was a homemade firework and brought it to the Newaygo Police Station.
After officers and deputies checked the device out they called in the MSP Bomb Squad who took it to a secure location and detonated the device.
Newaygo County Sheriff’s Office spoke with the citizen that found the device and located the area that he found it.
Michigan State Police was contacted and responded to the area with a K-9 dog trained in detecting explosives. The area was checked and nothing suspicious was located.
The Sheriff’s Office wants to remind people that if they locate suspicious packages or devices to leave them alone and call 911.