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Suspect with explosive materials inside U-Haul arrested in Eden Prairie

The incident happened early Monday morning near Rice Marsh Lake.

A man in possession of material that could've been used to make explosives was arrested in Eden Prairie early Monday morning. 

A 64-year-old man called 911 at 5:52 a.m. from his home in the 18000 block of Erin Bay reporting that a man he knew showed up at his door , and then left and started driving around the area in a U-Haul pickup truck. 

Police responded and located the 25-year-old man from St. Paul near Seneca Pointe, which is on the east side of Rice Marsh Lake to the north of Hwy. 212.

The man was in possession of a stolen firearm and "materials that could be used to make explosive devices," Eden Prairie police said in a release. 

Because of the threat, police notified nearby residents to take shelter where they were and traffic was diverted out of the area.

The bomb squad from Bloomington Police Department was called to the scene to search the vehicle, and around 8:25 a.m. they determined that there weren't any active explosives in the U-Haul. 

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The suspect was arrested for possession of a firearm without a permit and possession of stolen property. 

Police believe the incident was targeted and there is no threat to the public. The Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is assisting in the investigation.

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