Skip to main content

Bomb squad called to investigate suspicious device at Rochester parking ramp

  • Author:
  • Updated:

The St. Paul bomb squad was called to downtown Rochester Tuesday morning after someone reported seeing a suspicious device at the 1st Street Parking Ramp.


The call came in just after 7 a.m. Tuesday, KTTC reports, prompting officials to evacuate the parking ramp and close down nearby streets, ABC 6 reports.

The St. Paul bomb squad arrived around 10 a.m. to investigate the device, which is described as having duct tape and a white cap, the Rochester Post Bulletin says.

Officials used a robot to remove the suspected pipe bomb, ABC 6

" target="_blank">tweeted, and the bomb squad will investigate whether the device was actually a bomb.

By 10:30 a.m., the 1st Street Parking Ramp was back to normal – the bomb squad had left the scene and police tape was taken down.

No one was injured in the incident and police say there is no risk to the public, reports note.

Some tweets from the scene:

The parking ramp is located near a few hotels, as well as shopping and dining establishments, the ramp's website notes. It is also a few blocks from the Mayo Clinic in downtown Rochester.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2022-05-13 at 9.24.48 AM

DFL efforts to pass abortion, reproductive health bills blocked in Senate

The push to pass a slate of abortion and healthcare-related bills comes after a leaked Supreme Court opinion draft indicated Roe v Wade will be overturned.

Screen Shot 2022-05-13 at 8.16.56 AM

Teen hospitalized after going missing for 40 mins in St. Croix River

The teen was located around 40 minutes after he had gone under water.

Screen Shot 2022-05-13 at 7.23.52 AM

Thursday performances of Runestone! canceled due to COVID cases

This weekend's performances are still going ahead, History Theatre says.

Screen Shot 2022-05-12 at 7.12.27 PM

Storms cause grain bin to fall, killing one in Kandiyohi County

The National Weather Service confirmed the death on Thursday evening.


Ferocious winds, possible tornadoes leave destruction in MN

Numerous reports of tornadoes and nearly 100 mph straight-line winds.


Canoe carrying 4 overturns near St. John's University

Of the four, only one was wearing a lifejacket when the boat capsized Wednesday.

pexels beer bar craft brewery

MN's craft alcohol makers back new push to loosen state's liquor laws

The pushback includes loosening restrictions on growler sales for bigger craft breweries and a more direct line of spirit sales to customers.

Screen Shot 2022-05-12 at 8.02.19 PM

Severe thunderstorm warnings in the Twin Cities

It's the second night in a row that severe storms are hitting the metro.


Twin Cities placed in tornado watch ahead of intense line of storms

Photo above is a view from Marshall as the line of storms moved through Thursday evening.

fire pixabay stock

1 dead, 1 escapes western Wisconsin house fire

The single-story home was fully engulfed in flames when first responders arrived early Wednesday morning.

Wind storms tree

Rare 'particularly dangerous situation' weather watch issued in SW MN

The warning covers an area of Minnesota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Nebraska.