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.

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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.

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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.

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The bomb squad took possession of the device and will determine if it is indeed a bomb.