ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — Authorities say a suspicious package found at the Ramsey County Courthouse early Monday morning was “designed to look like an improvised explosive device (IED).”
The Ramsey County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the courthouse on West Kellogg Boulevard in St. Paul around 7 a.m.READ MORE: Texas Synagogue Attack Has Minnesota Temples On Alert: 'We Are All Part Of A Security Team Going Forward'
Deputies say the package was “designed to look like an improvised explosive device (IED),” with the intent of “terrorizing individuals at the Courthouse.”
The courthouse was temporarily evacuated and closed, and traffic was diverted.
The St. Paul Police Bomb Squad and the Saint Paul Fire Department Hazardous Materials Team responded to the scene and recovered the package, according to the report.READ MORE: New Film Looks At Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1961 Mankato Visit: 'It Stuck With Them'
At 9 a.m., the courthouse and streets were reopened.
Authorities are investigating the incident.
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