On 01/29/2022 at 1745 hours (5:45 p.m.) , the Chisago County Emergency Communications Center received a call of a suspicious device at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation in Center City, Minnesota. The Chisago County Sheriff's Office was dispatched, and ultimately a portion of one building was evacuated. The St. Paul Police Department Bomb Squad was requested for assistance with the device. A suspicious device was located and removed by the Bomb Squad personnel.
The device was determined inert. A person of interest has been identified and law enforcement is in contact with the person. There are no reported injuries as a result of this incident. There is believed to be not threat to the public. This investigation is ongoing and no further information will be released as this time.
Assisting agencies include the Center City Fire Department, Lakes Region EMS, and the St. Paul Police Department Bomb Squad.
Sergeant Reggie Martin
Chisago County Sheriff's Office