MINOT, N.D. – Ward County deputies have arrested a 36-year-old man following an investigation into a fire and explosion in a ditch in northeast Minot Thursday.
Patrick Wagner will face charges of endangering by fire or explosion and possession of a bomb, according to the Sheriff’s office.
Investigators say a deputy on patrol observed a fire in a ditch shortly before 5:30 p.m. in the 2500 block of 55th Street NE.
As the deputy pulled up to the scene, an explosion occurred. Witnesses observed a pickup truck near the scene that left as the deputy arrived.
Wagner is in custody in the Ward County Jail.
No one was hurt.
Minot Police assisted the investigation.