06/21/2010 // West Palm Beach, FL, USA // Tara Monks // Tara Monks
Hartland, MI – The Hartland Glen Golf Course, located on West Hartland Road in Livingston County, was evacuated just before 10 a.m. Friday, June 18, 2010, after several explosive devices were found on the premise, as reported by Click on Detroit. The course was later reopened on Friday afternoon.
The evacuation was a precautionary measure, according to Course Manager Steve Scheriff. He reported, “We closed the golf course out for the safety of all our customers. The bomb squad came out. They found two more packages total. About 120 golfers we had to evacuate, because we have two 18-hole golf courses here.”
Police reported that three tennis-ball sized devices were found on the course between Thursday and Friday. The bomb that was found Thursday had detonated on a sand trap.
On Friday, a groundskeeper found a second device and brought it into the clubhouse. A golfer found the third device on the court, and then tossed it into the woods. Police later found the device.
Investigators said the devices seem to be homemade.
A Livingston County Sheriff Bob Bezotte described the devices as similar to cherry bombs, which “can do some damage if it explodes in your hand.”
The sheriff also explained that investigators were concerned that people picked up the devices, as they could have detonated when lifted.
The origin of the devices remains under investigation.
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