Update, 4:30 p.m.: The Suffolk County Bomb Squad detonated an explosive found on a North Haven beach on Monday afternoon. According to officials on scene, the suspicious item looked like a stick of dynamite and was marked as an explosive. It was found against the dune on the west side of the South Ferry slips at about 12:15 p.m.
Ferry and vehicular traffic at the end of Route 114 were briefly stopped as a precaution during the small explosion.
No injuries were reported. A Suffolk County Police Emergency Service truck left the scene at about 4:30 p.m. Previously: The Suffolk County Police Department's bomb squad is investigating the report of a stick of dynamite that was found on a North Haven beach on Monday afternoon.
Southampton Town Police Sgt. Howard Kalb said a South Ferry captain reported seeing a suspicious item, possibly dynamite, on the beach, at the end of Route 114, where the ferries dock at about 12:15 p.m.
"It's an ongoing situation," Kalb said, adding the county bomb squad was still there at about 3:30 p.m. "I don't know if it's been confirmed or not," he said.
The South Ferry is still operating between North Haven and Shelter Island, according to the ferry office.