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

Residents had been told to stay away.
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UPDATE 6.15 P.M.

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

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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.

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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.

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