ST. PAUL, Minn. - A call for help led to a traffic stop and the discovery of a suspected bomb inside a car early Saturday.
St. Paul Police spokesman Steve Linders tells KARE 11 that dispatchers received a call around 5 a.m. from a woman reporting that two men were armed and threatening her.
Squads responded and stopped the suspect vehicle near the intersection of Maryland Avenue East and Lane Place. During a search of the vehicle officers discovered what they suspected was an explosive device.
Police closed two blocks of Maryland Avenue and evacuated a handful of homes that were in the vicinity of the vehicle. The St. Paul bomb squad was called in, and safely removed the device from the vehicle. They will dispose of it in a secure location.
UPDATE: Device in car on Maryland taken by SPPD bomb squad, which will dispose of it. Two in custody. Investigation ongoing. Scene clear.— St. Paul Police PIO (@sppdPIO) August 19, 2017
The two suspects, a 38-year-old man from Roseville and a 40-year-old man from St. Louis, MO, were taken into custody for possession of an explosive device and possession of a stolen firearm.