Military-grade explosive device found at Suffolk home

Posted at 6:29 PM, Jun 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-29 02:28:37-04

From the City of Suffolk.

SUFFOLK, Va. – Suffolk officials are investigating a military-grade explosive device that was found inside a home in the city.

The item was determined by officials to be an airsoft claymore device and was deemed safe to transport by the Navy DOD and the State Police Bomb Squad removed the device, according to the City of Suffolk.

Officials say that they responded to the incident around 5 p.m. in the 1300 block of Wilory Road.

The Suffolk Fire Marshal’s Office and the State Police Bomb Squad responded to the call.

No evacuations were necessary.

Wilroy Road was closed in both directions at Suburban Drive to River Creek Drive when investigators first responded. Traffic was opened back up by 7:30 p.m.

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