By WCCO-TV Staff

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Police in Prescott, Wisconsin say a small bomb was neutralized Sunday afternoon, hours after it was found near the city’s post office.

The device was first discovered by officers just before 10 a.m. near the Prescott Post Office on Campbell Street. The area was soon evacuated and blocked off from traffic.

The St. Paul Bomb Squad arrived about three hours later. They confirmed it was an improvised explosive device, and then rendered it safe. No one was hurt, and people were allowed back into their residences by 5 p.m.

Anyone with information on this incident is urged to call police at 715-262-5512.