A bomb squad has removed a Navy training mine that authorities say washed ashore on Miami Beach in an area dotted by numerous condominiums.
Police cordoned off the area around the mine with yellow tape Monday and kept bystanders away as Fire Rescue crews and a bomb squad examined the device.
Fire Rescue spokesman Jesus Sola says photos of the mine were taken and sent to the Navy. The device, which is 6 feet long and 2 feet in diameter, was later loaded onto a truck and hauled away.
Sola says the mine, which was painted white, still appeared to be live but it wasn't as explosive as a regular mine.
It was not immediately known how the mine washed ashore or where it came from.