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Red Wing Minnesota 2760 North Service Drive / P.O. Box 15 55066

A man who fled Treasure Island Resort & Casino security early Sunday morning was apprehended by nuclear plant security when he trespassed on Xcel Energy property.

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Plant security detected the individual at 1:45 a.m. near a wooded area several hundred yards from the plant, according to Xcel officials. He was intercepted by plant security at about the same time as Prairie Island Indian Community police arrived. Tribal police took the individual into custody.

In a report filed with the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the plant said it was later determined that the individual had fled on foot from the nearby casino, where he had been detained on suspicion of underage drinking.

The incident did not pose a threat to the plant or to the safety of the public and nuclear plant officials notified the NRC resident inspector.

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