MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Two men are in custody after St. Paul police say a possible explosive was found in a car.
Police say they got a call at 5 a.m. from a woman who said she was being threatened with a gun near the area of Maryland Avenue and Lane Place.READ MORE: Weeks After Deadline, Still No Deal For Frontline Worker Pay
Officers stopped a car fitting the description of the one involved.
Inside they found two handguns, as well as a suspected pipe bomb in the trunk.READ MORE: Where Have All The Workers Gone? And When Are They Coming Back?
Two men — 40-year-old Monttraill Claiborne and 38-year-old Fredric Pitman — were taken into custody and booked into Ramsey County Jail. They will likely be charged each with possession of an explosive device, possession of a stolen firearm and being felons in possession of firearms.
Several homes in the area were evacuated after the discovery.MORE NEWS: Former Chief Public Defender Mary Moriarty Announces Campaign For Hennepin County Attorney
The bomb squad took possession of the device and will determine if it is indeed a bomb.