Michigan Church Cancels Service After Explosives Discovered: Police


GRAND HAVEN, Mich. — A Grand Haven Church has canceled mass after a suspect planted explosives at the place of worship, police say.

Officers responded to St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish shortly after 7am Sunday on a report of a disorderly person in the building.

Officers say a man had vandalized the inside of the building, breaking a TV in the process. The sanctuary portion of the building was not vandalized.

The suspect also placed several explosives, including M5000 “Jumbo” firecrackers in multiple locations inside and outside the building.

The suspect was taken into custody and the building was evacuated pending a search by an explosives K-9.

No injuries were reported.

M5000 firecrackers are available commercially and are ignited with a fuse.

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