MSP Bomb Squad Responds to two Incidents in Antrim County on Easter Sunday

ANTRIM COUNTY, MI. On Sunday, March 31, 2024, the Michigan State Police (MSP) Bomb Squad was
called to two separate incidents in Antrim County. The first incident was a call to assist the Antrim County
Sheriff’s Office with the disposal of military ordinance that had washed up on shore. A homeowner in
Kewadin found the ordinance on the shoreline on Grand Traverse Bay. The Antrim County Sheriff’s
Office responded and notified the MSP Bomb Squad. The MSP Bomb Squad took possession of the
ordinance, a Mark-25 Marine Marker military flare, and properly disposed of the item.

Shortley thereafter the MSP Bomb Squad was called to assist a trooper from the MSP Gaylord Post on a
traffic stop in Antrim County. The trooper had stopped a vehicle on US-131 near Wetzel Lake Road in
Mancelona. The trooper saw an explosive device on the vehicle’s dashboard. The MSP Bomb Squad
responded and disposed of the device, an M-150.

In 2023 the MSP Bomb Squad responded to 120 calls in the MSP 7th District to assist and dispose of
explosive devices. The MSP want to remind everyone to call 911 if they see or find items, they believe
may be explosive or hazardous. Never attempt to pick up or move a suspicious item. The MSP Bomb
Squad is trained on how to safely remove, transport, and dispose of these items.

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