NEW BEDFORD — The State Police bomb squad and U.S. Navy ordnance disposal specialists are heading to New Bedford this morning to examine what looks like an explosive weapon that was found by a local fisherman.

Massachusetts State Police released a statement and a photo on Twitter just after 10:30 this morning stating that authorities are en route to check out the rusted shell.

According to the statement, the piece of ordnance was recovered by a scallop boat and brought to shore.

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The bomb squad is joined by U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal specialists to check out the unidentified device.

A state police spokesperson said the object's current location will not be released in order to keep the scene secure.

State police said an update will be provided later.

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