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Authorities detonate pipe bomb

ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) -- A pipe bomb found in a residential area of Rochester was safely detonated by authorities Monday.

Officials say the device was found near 18th Ave. NW and 18th St. NW.

A crew with Rochester Public Utilities discovered the device near a power poll during a routine training around 9:30 Monday morning.

Officials say it was old and rusty, and had likely been at the location it was found for some time.

An employee of RPU contacted Rochester police, and once officers were on scene and confirmed the item was a bomb, they called the Bloomington Bomb Squad.

Police blocked off the street while the item was safely detonated.

Police say they do not have any suspects, but are continuing their investigation.

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