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Rochester Police Department talks bomb scare

There is no charge to the City of Rochester when police call for help. The bomb squads are considered a state resource.

Posted: May 21, 2019 11:38 PM
Updated: May 22, 2019 6:36 AM

ROCHESTER, Minn. -The all-clear was given after a suspicious item caused a scare at a police precinct.

A bomb squad from St. Paul was brought in, the precinct was evacuated and roads around the area were blocked off.

The Rochester Police Department says it's good to have resources from St. Paul but the distance complicates decision-making.

"If we need the bomb squad, what we do is we generally do an assessment of the scene and what we want to do is slow it down as much as we possibly can because we are going to wait for a bomb squad," Lieutenant Jon Turk of the Community Services Division said.

There is no charge to the City of Rochester when police call for help. The bomb squads are considered a state resource.

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