Marshfield and state police are conducting a criminal investigation into a suspicious device that shut down the Brant Rock esplanade area for close to three hours Sunday afternoon.
Fire Chief Kevin Robinson said that at approximately 3:15 p.m, someone pointed the device out to a police officer in the street in front of 300 Ocean St.
The area was blocked off, residents were told to shelter in place, and the state police bomb squad and fire marshal’s office were brought in to detonate the device.
Someone was taken into custody in the area, but Robinson said it was unclear if there is a connection to the suspicious device because police were there on another matter at the time.
No one was injured.