Police in Portland, Maine were called Saturday to the house of a recently-deceased man whose daughter found three explosive devices when she was cleaning out her father’s home, according to a Monday press release.
Portland Police Department’s Hazardous Devices Unit (HDU) was dispatched to the Verril Street residence to assess the three suspicious items.
The HDU found a claymore mine and two grenades.
Some of the explosive devices were found to be unstable, and were recovered and placed in a containment vessel for save removal by the HDU robot.
No criminal charges will be filed in relation to this incident.
“We are thankful that a concerned citizen erred on the side of caution and reached out to us immediately,” said Portland Police Chief Mark Dubois. “If you ever discover a suspicious package or device, it is always best to be safe and call emergency personnel to assess the situation.”
The Portland Police Department’s HDU is one of three FBI-accredited bomb teams in Maine, and consists of five highly trained technicians.