MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A pipe bomb was found on the side of the road in rural Rush City Wednesday afternoon.

The item was found by a “concerned citizen” on Evergreen Avenue between Rush Lake Road and Rush Point Drive, according to the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy respond to the call and located the small pipe bomb with the fuse still intact.

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The St. Paul Bomb Squad responded to the scene and ultimately defused the bomb on the side of the road. The area was closed off and buses were re-routed for safety purposes.

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The bomb squad assisted deputies in collecting and packaging the evidence for further analysis, and much of the device was able to be maintained.

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Officials are further investigating the incident and the remaining evidence. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Investigator Swenson at 651-213-6355.