DULUTH, Minn. -

Enbridge confirmed that today, October 11, 2016, that activists were caught trespassing at the site in Clearbrook, Minnesota. As a result, Enbridge "temporarily shut down the lines 4 and 67 out of an abundance of caution to protect communities, first responders, and the protestors." The company does not believe that there are any customer impacts to deliveries at this time.

The following is a statement released by Enbridge:

"We respect the rights of others to express their views on the energy we all use, but this morning’s pipeline tampering incidents involving Enbridge and other pipeline operators were not lawful protests. They were criminal activities that put people and the environment at risk.

The actions taken to unlawfully trespass on our facility in Minnesota and attempt to tamper with energy infrastructure were reckless and dangerous. The groups involved in this morning’s activities claim to be protecting the environment, but they do the opposite and put the safety of people at risk -- including themselves, first responders and neighboring communities and landowners. We take this very seriously and will support the prosecution of all."