A demolition company cleaning out a vacant house in Westbrook Thursday morning called the police department after finding old explosives in the house, according to Westbrook Police Department Captain Steven Goldberg.

Goldberg said the company was cleaning out the house at 153 West Pleasant St. when it discovered the explosives around 11 a.m.

Westbrook Police responded and requested assistance from the Portland Police Department’s hazardous devices unit, along with the Westbrook Fire Department. The hazardous devices unit removed the old explosives and checked the rest of the building.

Police said there is no danger to the public and no criminal activity is suspected. The crew will return to the house on Friday to continue clearing it out.


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