Minnesota: Two charged with setting off explosives in Lake Elmo and Afton

A receipt from a hardware store led authorities to the suspects who set off homemade explosive devices Monday night in the east metro communities of Lake Elmo and Afton.

Nicholas Thole, 29, and his cousin, Seth Slaikeu, 40, were both charged with aiding and abetting in the possession, making, transporting and storing an explosive or incendiary device, according to charges filed in Washington County District Court.

Police responded about 8:50 p.m. to several calls about an explosion in the vicinity of 27th Street Court in Lake Elmo. Sheriff’s deputies found a device made of galvanized pipe, blue painters tape, caps, and a plastic bottle had exploded on the lawn of a residence and parts that had landed on the street and on lawns, the charges said.

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Source: MSN News