Sheriff: Device Thrown at Line 3 Protest Was Not Explosive
CARLTON, Minn. (AP) -- Authorities say a suspicious device allegedly thrown by a protester at a construction site for the Enbridge Energy Line 3 replacement pipeline was not an explosive.
Nearby residents who had been evacuated were allowed to return to their homes by Friday evening.
Authorities began investigating Friday, and a bomb squad was called after a protester allegedly threw a device then drove away.
Workers and roughly 40 residences within a half-mile radius were evacuated and Enbridge shut down its pipelines in the area out of caution.
There were no immediate arrests, but state and federal authorities are still investigating.