MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Stearns County deputies say a suspicious item was discovered in central Minnesota on Saturday evening.
A business employee located a package that had been wrapped in duct tape, near 1st Avenue South in the town of Freeport.
The Minneapolis Police Department’s bomb squad was then called in to take x-rays of the item, determining that the package was safe.
Looking over the package, law enforcement noted its components were consistent with that of an explosive device.
According to a report, “the items themselves were not of danger, but the fact the components were contained together and wrapped in an unconventional method elevated the concern.”