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Pipe bomb found on Mayo Clinic campus

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) - Authorities have removed a 3-foot-long pipe bomb from a vehicle on the Mayo Clinic campus in Rochester.

Traffic near the clinic was diverted Thursday as authorities removed the pipe bomb from the trunk of a vehicle inside the Generose Building parking ramp on the Saint Marys Hospital campus. 

The pipe weighed 50 to 60 pounds and had caps on each end and a wick. Crews pried open the trunk and took the bomb to a safe location to detonate it. 

Mayo officials said there was no stated threat to the facility and no patients or staff were at risk.

 

 

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