Going postal.

Northern Minnesota postal worker in custody after bomb threat
By Forum News Service on Apr 13, 2016 at 8:35 p.m.

BAXTER, Minn. — A postal worker is behind bars Wednesday after allegedly making terroristic threats at the Baxter Post Office Annex and for having a grenade with him while he was on his mail route.

Baxter Police Chief Jim Exsted said police were informed shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday of a male worker who made “some type of” terroristic threat at the Baxter Postal Annex that morning. Police investigated and learned there was a significant threat.

The postal worker was on his mail route south of Brainerd in his sports utility vehicle, when authorities located him, Exsted said. The worker was stopped on Minnesota Highway 25, south of Thompson Road in Brainerd.

Exsted said authorities investigated and learned the man did possess a grenade-type device in his SUV. The man was detained and the highway was closed for the public’s safety, while the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office bomb squad worked on defusing the grenade device.

The bomb squad worked on the grenade and learned it was a real inert military grenade, which means it lacked the explosive components to make it detonate.

The name of the postal worker was not released Wednesday.

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