The Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad was called in on Saturday morning to check out a suspicious device at a home in Maynard.
State Police said a Walcott Street homeowner reported finding the device at about 11 a.m.
Authorities requested the assistance of the Bomb Squad who determined the device was not explosive in nature. From video provided, the device was detonated as a precaution.
Police are investigating the incident as a possible hoax device.
The incident is being investigated by Maynard Police and State Police assigned to the Office of the State Fire Marshal.
Anyone with information about the incident or the device is asked to call the Maynard Police Department at 978-897-1011 or the Maynard Police Department Anonymous Tip line at 978-897-0563.