ST. CLOUD -- The Minneapolis Bomb Squad was able to remove a suspicious item safely from a St. Cloud parking lot.

At 11:00 a.m. Thursday, St. Cloud Police were called to the 10th block of 15th Avenue South to investigate a suspicious item near some dumpsters.

Assistant Police Chief Jeff Oxton says the item looked like some some type of homemade explosive device.

St. Cloud Police did call in the Minneapolis Bomb Squad to remove the device.

SWAT vehicles were on the scene, Oxton says the SWAT team wasn't used, only the vehicles were used for precautionary reasons.

The incident remains under investigation. If you know any information regarding the incident call the St. Cloud Police Department at 320-251-1200.