Published: Oct 21, 2010 3:46 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 21, 2010 12:46 PM EDT

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Florida Panhandle officials are urging residents who find an unexploded device to leave it alone and contact authorities after a training land mine was delivered to a fire station.

The mine was found on a piece of private property near Fort Walton Beach by two men who took it to the Fort Walton Beach Fire Department Monday afternoon. A police release says the device was inert and posed no danger.

The release says since the Panhandle is surrounded by the U.S. military, "the potential for locating unexploded ordinance is always there." They ask for residents to leave the device where they found it and call for police and fire assistance.