Bloomington Bomb Squad
A suspicious package sent to Dr. Walter Palmer’s dental office in Bloomington Friday afternoon turned out to be flowers, according to the Bloomington Police Department.
If you are in combat or investigating an active crime scene, not knowing what is around the corner or behind a closed door can be deadly. But what if you had a set of eyes and ears that could investigate without the threat of a life being lost?
Eden Prairie police found a woman and a man dead Saturday in a shooting that prompted the evacuation of an apartment building for several hours. Investigators weren’t immediately able to say whether the deaths were a murder-suicide or double-homicide, police spokeswoman Katie Bengtson said. But authorities are not looking for suspects, she added. A resident of the Eden Place apartment complex called 911 about 7 a.m. Saturday to report shots being fired in another unit. The Eden Prairie SWAT team and officers from other nearby suburban departments responded and surrounded the building.
One man is behind bars after a standoff with police that forced a busy highway to close early Saturday evening. According to Burnsville Police, a man with a sawed-off shotgun entered the Holiday Gas Station on Highway 13 and Nicollet Avenue in Burnsville at 6:15 p.m. The man fired once in to the ceiling, and took two employees hostage. Police arrived soon after, and were able to talk the man down to the point of surrender. The gunman made no demands during the standoff.
Police are investigating what caused a car in Bloomington to go up in flames Wednesday morning. One person died in the fire, which traffic cameras were able to capture on tape. Authorities said at this point they still don’t know what caused the fire. Officials said it’s a unique situation because they do know the fire was not caused by a car accident.
The Bloomington Bomb Squad was summoned to a home near Mayer, Minn. after a resident found an old box filled with dynamite.
A container of old dynamite has been discovered at a farm in west-central Minnesota and destroyed.
Bloomington police say a man making vague statements about “blowing up America” prompted a brief lockdown Friday in a portion of the Mall of America.