Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - The St. Paul bomb squad was summoned to Rochester today to deal with a potential threat at the Rochester Police Department North Precinct Headquarters.

The facility near the Watson Sports Complex was evacuated and some adjacent roads were closed after a citizen arrived around 10 AM with a suspicious object they had found while doing some cleaning. The bomb squad came to the scene at about 12:30 PM, and after conducting tests at the site, decided to transport the object to a facility in the Twin Cities for further study.

At this point, officials have not said if it was an actual explosive device.

(Earlier version of story)

Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) – The Rochester Police Department’s North Station was evacuated Tuesday morning - after a person brought a suspected explosive device to the site.

RPD says the person brought the device to the station around 10:00 AM and after it was determined it was suspicious, the building was evacuated.

According to the RPD Facebook site, “ We are asking the public to stay out of the area until the all clear is given.”

 

RPD also announced several roads have been closed as a precaution.

A Twin Cities bomb squad was expected to arrive around 1:00 PM to deal with the device.

The following roads are closed as of noon Tuesday:
- 41 Street NW at the entrance to Essex Park Apartments to West River Parkway NW.
- West River Parkway between Essex Parkway NW and 38th Street NW.

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