Conservation Park in Scituate closed after detonation and blasting caps wash ashore

SCITUATE, MASS. (WHDH) - Officials in Scituate are warning the public of possible detonation cord and blasting caps washing ashore in Conservation Park.

The park was closed Friday due to an ongoing investigation, officials said. Friday afternoon, the Massachusetts State Bomb Squad detonated the recovered caps in a controlled environment.

Authorities said police and fire crews focused on an area off the Driftway. They will be working throughout the day to collect and dispose of the items that have already been located in areas along the North River.

“They are hazardous, we do not want people to touch them,” said Deputy Cheif Mark Thompson. “If anybody sees them we want them to call us immediately and we will retrieve them.”

Police say the park was closed “out of an abundance of caution.”

Later on, the park reopened to the public.

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