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Suspect in custody after bomb threat at Hennepin County Public Works

The bomb threat was called in Tuesday afternoon.

A man who called in a bomb threat to Hennepin County Public Works in Hamel was arrested Tuesday evening, and is now being held on suspicion of terroristic threats. 

The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office reports that the man called in the threat to the 1600 Prairie Drive facility on Tuesday afternoon, prompting law enforcement from the Medina and Corcoran police departments, along with Hennepin County deputies, to set up a perimeter and search the area. 

The threat was deemed not credible and the suspect was arrested with charges pending. 

According to the Star Tribune, a search warrant conducted at the 65-year-old Minneapolis man's residence turned up numerous firearms, a crossbow, and many rounds of ammunition. 

Court documents obtained by the Star Tribune reveal that the man, who was a former highway worker, called the public works facility and said, "Get out, get out now. There is a bomb." 

The public works facility is located just south of Hwy. 55. 

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