Patuxent River, MD — A controlled detonation scheduled by the Naval Air Station Patuxent River on Wednesday has been postponed.

The controlled explosion of a suspected unexploded ordnance scheduled to happen between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. off the southeast coast of Bloodsworth Island in the Chesapeake Bay.

EOD, Pax River Search and Rescue, and Atlantic Test Ranges personnel were on hand secure the area before the explosion happened.

But after inspecting the area where suspected unexploded ordnance had been previously reported none was found.

Navy EOD will continue to survey the area before determining whether a controlled detonation is necessary.

If suspected unexploded ordnance is found and a controlled detonation is deemed necessary, Navy EOD, Pax River Search and Rescue, and Atlantic Test Ranges personnel will be on scene to ensure the area is safe and secure before conducting any detonations.

NAS Patuxent River says there is no danger from the explosion to the public, but the sound may be heard in surrounding communities.