Pontiac Homeowner finds Military Device while Cleaning Basement

PONTIAC, MI – A home owner in Pontiac was cleaning her basement when she came across two suspicious looking devices and called police.

Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 200 block of W. Ann Arbor Avenue for a suspicious package on Sunday August 27th, 2017.

At about 5:00PM the homeowner advised that while cleaning the basement she found two cylinder shaped objects inside of a green ammunition box. The objects appeared to be some type of military device. She had moved them outside to the back yard and notified the OCSO. Deputies observed what appeared to be military devices and two boxes of 9mm ammo. The homeowner advised that the contents of the box belonged to her deceased husband who was a Vietnam veteran.

The Michigan State Police Bomb Squad was contacted and responded to the scene. MSP Bomb Squad examined the devices and determined them to be a U.S. Military training device that was used to simulate a mortar round and an incendiary element that could have caused injury if not handled properly. The Michigan State Police Bomb Squad took control of the device in order to have it safely destroyed.