Potential explosive device causes evacuation at Rochester PD precinct

The St. Paul Bomb Squad arrived around 12:30 p.m. and found the item to be suspicious enough that it took the item back for further analysis.

Posted: May 21, 2019 11:47 AM
Updated: May 21, 2019 2:44 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. - A potential explosive device caused the evacuation of the north precinct of the Rochester Police Department on Tuesday morning.

Around 10 a.m., a citizen brought in a device that they said they found while cleaning. Due to it looking like it could be explosive, the building was evacuated.

The St. Paul Bomb Squad arrived around 12:30 p.m. and found the item to be suspicious enough that it took the item back for further analysis. 

Roads and the police precinct have been reopened. 

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