Skip to main content

All-clear given in Eyota after bomb threat concerning man with 'anti-government sentiment'

Residents had been told to stay away.

UPDATE 6.15 P.M.

Police in Eyota have given the all-clear on the bomb scare.

Original story

The St. Paul Bomb Squad is on the scene of a bomb threat in Eyota, southeast Minnesota, following the arrest of a man with "anti-government" sentiments on Friday.

The Olmsted County Sheriff's Office said they were told by Homeland Security they'd heard from a 39-year-old man that "someone" had explosives in a vehicle.

KAAL reports that the man was found in the 200 block of Carolann Street in Eyota, with the sheriff's office aware that he had an active warrant for a felony narcotics violation in Dakota County, and that he harbors "strong anti-government sentiments."

He was found near his vehicle and taken into custody without incident.

However, as KIMT reports, a K-9 officers then alerted police to the scent of explosives in or near the vehicle, prompting a call to the bomb squad.

Follow BMTN on YouTube.

The residential area around the car has been blocked off while the St. Paul Bomb Squad attend the scene.

Eyota is a small city of just over 2,000 people, located around 13 miles east of Rochester.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2022-08-12 at 1.58.08 PM

2 ejected, 1 killed in crash that closed southbound I-35

The State Patrol says neither were wearing seat belts.

best buy

Best Buy makes job cuts weeks after warning of soft sales

The Richfield retailer has been dealing with a shift in consumer trends.

Screen Shot 2022-08-12 at 10.26.20 PM

Man makes 'vague comments' about Jewish people, smashes own car with club

It happened at a course that was founded as a Jewish country club 100 years ago.

Screen Shot 2022-08-12 at 9.59.07 PM

4 abandoned puppies found in a bucket in Willmar

The puppies were in good health when they were discovered.

Minneapolis police

Suspect of home invasion, murder in Minneapolis arrested in Wisconsin

There have been 57 deaths reported as homicides in Minneapolis this year.

Carson McCoy

Charges: Man stole handgun from house, fired at motorcyclists from car

A chaotic scene that led to a police chase unfolded after an alleged burglary in Ham Lake.

Mounds view 7 - crime scene

BCA's Uniform Crime Report shows violent crime in MN spiked in 2021

The report details violent crime trends in the seven-county metro and Greater Minnesota.

Screen Shot 2022-08-12 at 4.49.22 PM

Search for vulnerable man, 66, missing from Brooklyn Park

Alex Ramirez was last seen in the early hours of Thursday morning.

St. Cloud Times

St. Cloud Times writing staff hit by Gannett budget cuts

Mass layoffs were expected at Gannett-owned outlets across the country.


Pool company sued by AG for allegedly scamming homeowners out of $1M-plus

According to the lawsuit, 17 Minnesota homeowners were affected by this scam.


Willmar man admits to having arsenal of machine guns, pipe bombs

He allegedly told people he intended to target a judge and a prosecutor.

Screen Shot 2019-10-01 at 10.45.20 AM

Street closed in Superior after police receive 'credible bomb threat'

Superior Mayor Jim Paine made the announcement Tuesday morning.

Joseph Quade

Charges: MN man chucked homemade bomb at house in St. Joseph

The man is accused of using a Grey Goose vodka bottle to make a bomb.

Screen Shot 2019-09-20 at 3.41.56 PM

Charges: Anti-abortion 'stink bomb' protester also planned to egg stage

The 19-year-old has been charged with several offenses.

6 killed in major crash on I-90 in southeast Minnesota

The crash happened around 1:30 a.m. southeast of Rochester.

After man makes bomb threat, Wisconsin apartment building explodes

Residents were evacuated shortly before the explosion occurred.

Waseca Public Schools

Students evacuated after bomb threat at school in Waseca

Police say the credibility of the threat is undetermined.