Man arrested for vandalizing and planting explosives at Grand Haven church

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A man was taken into custody Sunday morning after he vandalized and planted explosives at a church in Grand Haven. 

Police say they responded to St. Patrick-St. Anthony Catholic Parish Church shortly after 7a.m.on a report of a disorderly man in the building. 

Once at the location, the officers found the man after he had vandalized the building and damaged a TV. The sanctuary portion of the church was not vandalized. 

Police say the man also put M500 "Jumbo" firecrackers at multiple locations inside and outside the building. 

The suspect was arrested and the church's 11 a.m. Mass was canceled. A K-9 unit was called in to search the location for explosives. 

He is currently being held in the Ottawa Jail and police say the situation is resolved and there is no evidence of an ongoing threat.