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Associated Press, Published March 15 2013

Williston man arrested after bomb scare at company

WILLISTON, N.D. — Authorities have arrested a 21-year-old Williston man after a bomb scare in the city.

Police on Thursday responded to a report of a suspicious duffel bag at Oil States Energy Services. Buildings in the area were evacuated and the Minot Bomb Squad was called in to handle the situation.

Authorities have not said what type of materials were in the bag. The 21-year-old man was arrested on a charge called criminal attempt, possession of a bomb. He had not yet been formally charged early Friday.

Police have not said if the man worked for Oil States Energy Services. Company employees declined comment to the Williston Herald.


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.