Undetonated Fireworks Discovered Inside Michigan Church Before Sunday Services
Authorities responded to a West Michigan church Sunday morning after explosives were discovered only a couple hours before Sunday services were scheduled to begin. One person has been arrested in connection to the case.
WOOD TV reports that Grand Haven police officers were called to the St. Patrick & St. Anthony's Parish at 920 Fulton Street in Grand Haven just after 7:00 am. 9:00 am and 11:00 am services were canceled at the Parish. According to the Grand Haven police chief, the suspect had vandalized the inside of the building while planting the explosives, breaking a television in the process. He also reportedly place M5000 "Jumbo" firecrackers in multiple locations inside and outside the building.
Shortly before 10 a.m. Grand Haven authorities posted an update stating that a Michigan State Police K-9 unit was heading to the scene.
The Parish released a brief statement on Facebook alerting parishioner of the service cancellations.
"The 9:00 and 11:00 AM Masses are canceled this morning due to a small incident. Mass is available @ St. Mary’s in Spring Lake at 11:00 AM"
No information about the suspect has been released at this time.