Friday November 23, 2012

BECKET -- A Becket man got a bit of a surprise when he came across what looked like explosives among his father's belongings on Friday.

The man, who was not named by authorities, reportedly contacted local officials who then called the state.

According to Lorie Anderson, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Fire Services, state police assigned to the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services were dispatched to Becket.

It was not specified whether the bomb squad reported to a home or a work site, but the devices were identified as commercial blasting caps. The type and quantity of caps were not identified.

Anderson said the devices were not illegally held and the man's father had worked in the blasting industry. She said the blasting caps were safely removed by police for secure disposal.