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White Earth Tribal Police Department responds to a pipe bomb call in Mahnomen

03-14-2016

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POC: Gary W. Padrta

218-983-3285 Ext. 5903

gary.padrta@whiteearth-nsn.gov

Monday, March 14, 2016

#16-03-01

 

WHITE EARTH, MINN. – The White Earth Tribal Police Department responded to a person in possession of a possible pipe bomb on Friday, March 11 at a residence in the City of Mahnomen.

Tribal police arrived on scene and took a picture of the suspected bomb and sent it to the Crow Wing County Bomb Squad (Brainerd, Minn.).   Bomb squad officials confirmed it was a pipe bomb.  Tribal police secured the scene until the Crow Wing County Bomb Squad arrived.  The bomb squad took possession of the pipe bomb and detonated it at a remote gravel pit.

The incident is currently under investigation.  The Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Office assisted on scene.