At approximately 8:58 AM on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, the Owatonna Police Department responded to Daikin Applied - Owatonna for the report of a bomb threat. A suspicious device was located inside the Daikin building.

Daikin management had already initiated an evacuation of the building prior to law enforcement arrival. Out of an abundance of caution, the Saint Paul Police Department Bomb Squad was also called to the scene to assist and while on the scene they determined the suspicious device to be inert and non-dangerous.

No arrests have been made and the case remains under investigation.

The Owatonna Police Department was assisted by the Owatonna Fire Department and the Saint Paul Police Department Bomb Squad.

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