Bridge Back Open – Suspicious Container NOT Explosive Device

Port Huron, MI — On June 10, 2021 at 7:36 a.m. a suspicious container was observed near the train tracks and the scenic turnout north of the Blue Water Bridge by a U.S. Border Patrol Agent who happen to come across it. The Port Huron Police and Fire Department arrived.

The Michigan State Police Bomb Squad was called to the scene to examine it. At 9:24 a.m. the container was found to be a mechanical/electrical device in a cylinder shape
similar in size of a two liter bottle. It was not an explosive device.

Tri- Hospital EMS, Lake State Railway, U.S. Border Patrol, U.S. Customs and Border Protection as well as St. Clair County Homeland Security Emergency Management assisted at the scene.

Port Huron Police Officers and the Department of Public Works had blocked off street access. International traffic was stopped at the Blue Water Bridge for under 90 minutes. The United States Coast Guard and the Port Huron Fire Department stopped boat traffic in the area as a precaution. Everything has been re-opened. We would like to thank all agencies for their cooperation and response to this incident.

Submitted by the Port Huron Police Department