Found flare detonated in Boca Raton

Posted at 4:49 PM, Feb 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-27 16:49:38-05

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- If you heard a loud explosion along the beach in Boca Raton Monday, it wasn't your imagination.

The police department's bomb team blew up a military marking flare.

The device was found by a passer-by near the 500 block of North Ocean.

The flare that was detonated is similar to the one in the accompanying picture.