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Maui beach evacuated after discovery of metal container

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LAHAINA, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Maui police have evacuated D.T. Fleming Park in Lahaina after a canister of unknown origin was found, according to Maui Communications Director Rod Antone.

Police say the metal container was found in waters off of D.T. FLEMING Beach Park around 1:30 p.m. and brought onto shore by a snorkeler.

Due to the metal container resembling that of an unidentified unexploded ordinance, Police decided to close off D.T. Fleming Beach and the adjacent parking lot as a precautionary measure.

The investigation is still ongoing at this time.

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