Explosives in a car behind the Twins Bar?

Duluth Police have three city blocks on lock down and employees at SMDC have been asked to stay inside and cannot go home. I heard there was explosives found in a car behind the Twins Bar. Anyone know what’s going?

[Update] Some dumb ass was “transporting” some dynamite in his car for a “friend” and then got cold feet. He then pulled over and called the police.

20 Comments

Bad Cat!

about 12 years ago

Crazy! How'd you hear that?

Odogg

about 12 years ago

I have inside intel!  (I know someone that works there)  :)

Bobby

about 12 years ago

oooh!  let's start a rumor quick before the truth is revealed...

I heard it was a teaparty terrorist who's mother went before an Obama-appointed death panel this morning.  If she got the thumbs-up, all's good.  If she got the thumbs-down, well, goodbye parking ramp!!

Shiny Nickels

about 12 years ago

Where is the DNT's breaking news alert on this one??

Odogg

about 12 years ago

Damn teabaggers!  :P

Bad Cat!

about 12 years ago

DNT is busy writing the breaking news alert about the honking tree...

Odogg

about 12 years ago

I keep checking the local news sites and nothing about it.

misnomer

about 12 years ago

It's all over folks. . you can go home now!  The best rumor I heard was 'there was a knife fight at the Twins'!

Odogg

about 12 years ago

Maybe Rob Wagner was throwing another Rave.  :P

Pear Head

about 12 years ago

DNT has nothing (typical).

TV stations have a little:

http://www.northlandsnewscenter.com/news/local/64803112.html

akjuneau

about 12 years ago

http://fox21online.com/news/bomb-squad-removes-explosives-car-parked-downtown-duluth

Odogg

about 12 years ago

I updated the post with a link to the story and a photo.  I want everyone to click on the photo and pay close attention to the filename of the .jpg in the url.

vicarious

about 12 years ago

Yes! The DNT finally updated their site with the famous red, and I quote, "Breaking News" banner: "Explosives team removes material from car behind Duluth bar"

Whew! Thanks for that, DNT. I'm glad you told me, in case I wanted to walk down to the co-op...three hours ago.

adam

about 12 years ago

"Wick said he was told that the explosive was used as a 'dynamite booster' for blasting during mining operations and had been in the man's possession for about 10 years."

10 year-old explosives = bad.

zra

about 12 years ago

i knew a nice older hippie lady from Chicago whose dad had been in the OSS during WWII, and had a couple of old explosive contraptions in his possession when he passed away.

The whole family knew about them because he had a habit of bringing them out at family gatherings for the kids to look at while he told them stories.

I can't remember whose responsibility it was to inform the authorities and have them come pick them up after he'd died, but she did say that it was a huge to-do, as they first had the cops out, then they called the bomb squad...all the while the family present had to basically play dumb while being questioned about them.

vicarious

about 12 years ago

Zra,

Soooo...you're saying I SHOULD'NT tell the cops about those "toys" in your basement?

udarnik

about 12 years ago

Vicarious -- when I checked the DNT site after I saw this article for the first time, there was a red-bannered news alert up...for Wednesday's snow forecast.

edgeways

about 12 years ago

A few years back I talked to a maintenance man down at the train depot museum, he said back when they where cleaning up the faux store displays they found some very old crystallized nitroglycerin in the drug store store-front, the place had to be evacuated till the bomb squad could take care of it.

The Big E

about 12 years ago

You wouldn't want to go transporting explosives feeling all twitchy, so stopping for a couple of beers is probably a super idea.

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