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Rochester police stop man armed with dynamite


ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- There was a frightening moment in traffic Thursday when Rochester police stopped a man who claimed to be armed with dynamite.

The incident started around 10:45 a.m. Wednesday when a 32-year-old Dodge Center man showed up at his former employer's business near 8th Avenue Southwest and Memorial Parkway in Rochester.

According to police, the man told someone at the site he had dynamite and wanted to blow himself up.

The man took off, but police later stopped his vehicle near 12th St. and South Broadway Ave. Police found the explosive but determined it was stable and didn't pose a threat.

The Saint Paul police bomb squad was brought in as a precaution and took the device.

The man was transported to Saint Marys Hospital for a psych evaluation. No word on any charges.

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