Police: 'Unspecified device' left crater on Fox Island; boat operator sought

Suffolk arson detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding an unspecified device that detonated and formed a crater on Fox Island Sunday morning.
Police say they received multiple calls from surrounding towns about a loud noise at around 11 a.m.
They say the crater left by the incident is about 4 feet wide and 2 feet deep. According to police, “the crater appears to have been created when the device was detonated. There were no injuries reported.”
A plume of smoke near Fox Island A plume of smoke near Fox Island
Arson Section detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify and locate the operator of a vessel seen leaving the area at the time of the detonation. The boat is described as having stripes.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Arson Section at 631-852-6024 or leave anonymous tip at Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.
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