Police: Pipe bomb found in Ramsey, suspect arrested

Ramsey police say they arrested two people in connection with a pipe bomb found in the woods behind a fire station. http://kare11.tv/2xjDDec

RAMSEY, Minn. - Ramsey police say they arrested two people in connection with a pipe bomb found in the woods behind a fire station. 

“We have an adult male and an adult female that are currently in custody at the Anoka County Jail," said Captain Brad Bluml.

Police were dispatched to the area of 5650 Alpine Drive NW just before 3:30 Monday afternoon, on a report of a pipe bomb found in the woods between Ramsey Fire Station #2 and a power sub-station to the east.

A witness told police they saw a man place it there.

“When the male left they went to investigate and saw what they believed was a pipe bomb and that’s when they called 911," Bluml said. 

Ramsey police and fire, along with the Minneapolis bomb squad, responded to the area. It was determined that the device did contain explosive material. Police say it was dismantled by the bomb squad.

Police say during the investigation, a search warrant was executed at a nearby home and a man was arrested for violating the state statute on explosive and incendiary devices. A woman was also arrested at the residence for possession of a controlled substance. They are both being held at the Anoka County Jail.

The scene was cleared just after 8 on Monday evening. The incident remains under investigation. Authorities are trying to determine if this is related to another recent incident involving a pipe bomb at a Ramsey hotel.  

Ramsey police say this incident is a good reminder of the public being aware of their surroundings.

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