A deputy discovered the device, believed to be a sea mine, at a beach in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea– di 30 miles north of Miami, according to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office (BSO).

The bomb squad and U.S. Air Force were calledout of an abundance of cautionafter BSO determined it was apossible military explosive device,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement.

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A possible military explosive training device was discovered Sunday at a beach in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea

A possible military explosive training device was discovered Sunday at a beach in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea (Broward County Sheriff’s Office)

Authorities said the device hadproperty of US Navy” e “INERTwritten on it, but the device could have been used for military training purposes and may have been live at one point, the Sun-Sentinel segnalato.

Naval mines are typically used in the ocean as an explosive device to damage surface ships or submarines.

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Parts of the beach where the device was found were temporarily closed off Sunday. It was later determined to be safe and was removed from the beach, ha detto l'ufficio dello sceriffo.

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The beach has since reopened, le autorità hanno aggiunto, secondo FOX 5 of Atlanta.