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Strange deposit causes concern at bank president's home

When Ken Heiser, president of the First National Bank of Hudson, found a strange briefcase sitting in his driveway, he decided to be safe rather than sorry.

The briefcase was found around 5:30 p.m. on July 8 and Heiser did not know whose it was or where it came from. He alerted Hudson police who decided to contact the St. Paul Bomb Squad and ATF to investigate the contents of the briefcase.

As a precaution, the neighborhood around the Heiser's was evacuated. At first the briefcase was X-rayed which revealed that it contained wires, a circuit board, a screwdriver and a compact disk. As an additional precaution, the officers on the scene shot a high-pressure stream of water at and into the briefcase to disable anything that might be connected inside.

Upon examining the contents of the briefcase, it appeared to belong to an employee of Computer Gurus. Hudson Police are still investigating how the briefcase got left in the driveway and why. Anyone with information can contact the HPD at 386-4771.

Meg Heaton can be reached at

Meg Heaton

Meg Heaton has been a reporter with the Hudson Star Observer since 1990. She has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and Native American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

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