While Watching for the Oil Spill, a Bomb Shows Up

South Florida is riveted on the BP oil spill and the Loop Current, but in Manalapan they’ve got other things washing on the beach:

A suspicious device washed ashore on the beach this morning, prompting a call to the bomb squad, police said.

Manalapan Police and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office bomb squad investigated the device, which was found about 10 a.m. in the 1300 block of South Ocean Boulevard. Part of the roadway was closed during the investigation, but has been reopened.

Indications are that the device belongs to the military and bomb squad personnel are currently coordinating with the military to remove it, Manalapan Police Lt. Carmen Mattox said.

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