Here’s some good advice from the Michigan State Police: if you find what looks like a military explosive in your garden, do not dig it up and take it to the police.
That’s what happened in Redford Township near Detroit today.
The person who dug up what looked like an old artillery shell took it into the local police station.
Officers there quickly recognized it for what it was and called the Michigan State Police Bomb Squad.
They tweeted what they found.
FINAL UPDATE: The MSP Bomb Squad has just cleared Redford Township. One inert item was recovered from the police department and 29 live and inert items were located at the citizens home. Here are a couple of pics of the items found. Nice job by the bomb squad. pic.twitter.com/BtowIzGxwz — MSP Metro Detroit (@mspmetrodet) April 29, 2019
If you should ever find something that looks like an old artillery shell, grenade or other similar device, call police or fire.