Tuesday, 27 pieces of equipment were removed from a construction site located about 5 miles southeast of St. Anthony.The site was monitored by North Dakota Highway Patrol troopers and other security officials, as the removal of the equipment occurred without incident. The equipment that was moved had previously been damaged and is in need of repair.

The Morton County Sherrif's Department has also placed enforcement vehicles along Highway 6 every few miles as the removal of the equipment took place. Aside from the damaged equipment being removed, they don't anticipate any other construction equipment being relocated at this time. The Morton County Sherrif's Department has also requested that Dakota Access Pipeline inform them of any future plans to ensure public safety for the workers, protesters, and law enforcement alike.

According to Vicki Granado, a spokewoman for the Dakota Access Pipeline, 60 percent of the 1,172 mile long project is complete.