Possible explosion reported at Albertville Outlet Mall

Witnesses described seeing a flash and hearing an explosion.
Author:
Publish date:
Screen Shot 2019-10-12 at 5.53.40 PM

State and federal authorities are investigating a suspected explosion in a garbage can at the Albertville Outlet Mall.

The incident happened 8:41 p.m. Friday at the popular shopping center, with police finding a garbage can that had been damaged outside the Nike Factory Store.

Witnesses told police they saw a "flash" and then heard an explosion from the can.

There were no reported injuries, but there was some slight damage to the outside of the building.

The incident is being investigated by the Wright County Sheriff's Office, the Minnesota State Fire Marshall, and the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives).

"If you were at the Outlet Mall and feel you may have witnessed something related to this incident or you believe you may have any information about this incident, you are asked to contact ... 763-682-1162," the sheriff's office said.

Sign up: Subscribe to our BREAKING NEWS newsletters

Next Up

Kirk Cousins

Coller: How far away are the Vikings from playing championship weekend?

Matthew Coller writes a weekly Vikings column for BMTN, with more of his work found at Purple Insider.

ambulance

1 dead, 1 airlifted following head-on crash in Stearns County

A 48-year-old died and a 35-year-old suffered life-threatening injuries.

fire truck

1 person killed, another injured in fire at Hudson home

The amount of "combustible material" in the home made it difficult for firefighters.

nichole's fine pastry and cafe

Guy Fieri's visit to Fargo cafe for 'Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives' will air soon

Over the summer, Fieri visited several restaurants in the Fargo-Moorhead area.

EsQrv2rXYAMbPFa

2 dead in St. Paul shooting Thursday morning

A homicide investigation is underway.

ambulance

One dead in head-on crash in west-central Minnesota

The incident occurred on Highway 27 near 150th Avenue.

Joe Biden

14 executive orders President Biden signed on his first day in the White House

Biden is turning back many of the moves made under the Trump administration.

plow, snow

NWS: Accumulating snow likely this weekend in Minnesota

Fluffy snow will pile up in some locations on Saturday.

Jaden McDaniels

Wolves lose to Magic on Cole Anthony's buzzer-beater

The Wolves blew a 20-point lead as the Magic defeated the Timberwolves on Wednesday night.

J.A. Happ

Twins sign veteran J.A. Happ to add to the rotation

The left-hander will get a one-year, $8 million deal from the Twins.

storm the capitol rally st. paul minnesota state capitol

BCA finds 'no criminal wrongdoing' among those at 'Storm the Capitol' rally

Inflammatory comments were made by speakers, but no charges will be brought.

Related

Twin Cities Premium Outlets

New stores open at Albertville, Eagan outlet malls

The Asics and Columbia stores will open just in time for Christmas.

Screen Shot 2019-02-22 at 7.43.14 AM

Fire destroys sushi and steak restaurant in Albertville

The fire was reported around 11 p.m. Thursday.

1 killed, 1 badly burned in house explosion south of Hastings

The explosion was reported just after 6 a.m. Tuesday.

1 dead in Superior house explosion, investigation continues

The explosion happened around 10:50 a.m. Sunday.

fire truck

Woman returns home to find her house has exploded, husband injured

The explosion happened in Oak Grove, Anoka County, Friday evening.

Screen Shot 2019-03-08 at 12.57.05 PM

Fatal explosion that leveled St. Paul house was accidental

It was likely the result of an internal gas leak.

Screen Shot 2019-10-23 at 7.40.30 AM

Explosion levels house but man crawls out mostly unharmed

The explosion happened Tuesday morning in Paynesville.