Mille Lacs County Sheriff says Zimmerman man intended to commit suicide with bomb
A Zimmerman man told authorities Tuesday that he intended to commit suicide using a bomb containing nails, gun powder and kerosene.
The man, 41-year-old Shannon Patrick Lemon of Zimmerman, was the subject of a traffic stop near the intersection of Highway 169 and Highway 23 on Tuesday morning.
Lemon told investigating officers that he was headed to Elk River from the Pine Center area for a meeting with his probation officer when he was stopped. While he was being questioned, a K-9 officer was called for a consent search of Lemon’s vehicle. See more in Editor Jeff Hage’s Princeton Union-Eagle story.