By CBSBoston.com Staff

NEW BEDFORD (CBS) — A homemade explosive device was found on the porch of a New Bedford home on Friday.

Police say the device was discovered near the front door of a house on Mosher Street. X-Ray imaging confirmed it was an improvised, explosive device.

Police say an explosive was discovered near the front door of a house on Mosher Street. (Photo Credit: WBSM)

The Massachusetts State Police bomb squad was called in, as was the Navy’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal team out of Newport, Rhode Island. The area was evacuated.

The bomb was destroyed by a controlled detonation.

Police are trying to determine where it came from and are looking to the public for help. Anyone can leave an anonymous tip at (508) 991-6300 Ext. 1.

CBSBoston.com Staff