St. Paul police shoot dog while executing search warrant, find pipe bomb

Police executing a search warrant in St. Paul on Thursday fatally shot a dog after officers reported it charged at them. Soon after, police found a pipe bomb in the Frogtown home’s basement and evacuated surrounding residences as a precaution.

The St. Paul police bomb squad determined the pipe bomb was inert, according to Sgt. Mike Ernster, a St. Paul police spokesman.

Officers arrested two people on suspicion of felony drug possession when the warrant was being executed on Charles Avenue near Milton Street.

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