You did; no threat to public
Scandia residents who heard and felt a concussive boom one evening in late March likely wondered what it was.
The noise itself went unreported, according to Sergeant Mike Benson of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. But when recycling collectors found a bin with detonated explosives on Mayberry Trail March 28, they called the sheriff’s office.
Officers shut down Mayberry Trail as they worked to identify the device, aided by the St. Paul bomb squad and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
The investigation is ongoing and details are not public, but Benson reported that law enforcement has identified the individuals who detonated the device, which was homemade.
“There was no one targeted,” he said. “They were trying to see what would happen if they built an explosive device and set it off. There’s no threat to the general public.”