Bomb squad assists in Cologne incident

The Carver County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a suspicious incident near US 212 and County Road 36 in Cologne at 7:09 p.m. on June 24.
An employee of Twin Cities Western Railroad Company was inspecting an empty group of Ethanol tanker rail cars that were stopped temporarily on a sidetrack and observed a duffle bag on one of the cars that had been placed there within the last 24 hours. Deputies responded and determined the bag would need to be inspected more closely to determine if it was safe. The Bloomington Police Department Bomb Squad was called to inspect the bag. Cologne Fire Rescue and Ridgeview Ambulance Service were on standby. The bomb squad employed an X-Ray device and determined the bag to be safe. Further inspection of the bag revealed that the contents consisted of women’s clothing and lingerie.