NEW ULM, Minn. (AP) — A bomb squad was called to investigate the contents of two military surplus bags, closing a Brown County road for about an hour near New Ulm.

A Sleepy Eye resident called sheriff’s deputies Sunday to say that he was on his way to their department with the military bags he bought at a sale. The caller said when he opened the padded bags he discovered possible land mines. Inside the bags were round silver cylinders about six inches in diameter and two inches high.

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Authorities told the man to stop where he was on County Road 27 in Milford Township and wait for a deputy to arrive.

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The Free Press says a bomb squad from Bloomington X-rayed the cylinders and found no explosive material was inside.

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