Authorities pursue kidnapping suspect in southeastern Minnesota

Update 08/28 12:30 Cannon Falls, MN (KROC-AM News) –

A Minneapolis man is in custody for forcible confinement and for fleeing from multiple law enforcement agencies in southeastern Minnesota.

A Cannon Falls Police Department news release says officers responded to Casey’s General Store around 10.45am Saturday after reporting that a woman in her 30s had escaped a man who abducted her in the towns. binoculars earlier in the morning. Police made contact with the woman and an officer located and began pursuing the suspect on the west side of Cannon Falls. Police say the suspect’s vehicle struck the officer’s car before fleeing north on the highway. 52.

State Patrol monitored the location of the vehicle through traffic cameras parked along the highway. 52. The soldiers lost the suspect’s vehicle when it came off the highway. 52 to Dakota County Road. 47 near Hampton. Law enforcement then issued an alert to surrounding agencies with the description of the vehicle.

Later, a Northfield officer spotted the fleeing vehicle as it headed west on the highway. 19 at high speed, toward I-35. Soldiers again tracked the vehicle southbound on I-35 through traffic cameras. State Patrol and the Rice County Sheriff’s Office later located the vehicle, but the man was again able to evade law enforcement by fleeing to Faribault, according to the news release.

A citizen then reported the location of the vehicle to law enforcement. Authorities established a perimeter and took the man into custody. Police learned from the woman that she got into the man’s vehicle around dawn under the impression that the two were going somewhere else. She said the man drove her on the Twin Cities subway and would not allow her to leave, the press release said.

Cannon Falls Police Department
Cannon Falls Police Department

Initial investigation indicates the woman may have been taken from a dock and lake near Maple Grove. The woman told officers the man took off at high speed after shouting for help toward a parking lot near the wharf in Maple Grove, according to the news release.

Police say the suspect, who reportedly refused to give officers his name, is now being held at the Goodhue County Jail for false incarceration, fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle and leaving the scene of a road accident. traffic. Police said the investigation is ongoing and the Goodhue County District Attorney will prepare a formal complaint for the charges.

The previous version: Cannon Falls, MN (KROC-AM News) – A kidnapping suspect who led multiple law enforcement agencies on a chase in southeastern Minnesota was apprehended Saturday in Faribault.

The Cannon Falls Police Department said officers were dispatched to Casey’s General Store after learning that a woman escaped her captor after being abducted in the Twin Cities. Officers identified the vehicle suspected of being used in the kidnapping and began pursuing the suspect through the west side of Cannon Falls.

Police say the suspect crashed into a chase car before taking off north on the highway. 52. State Patrol monitored traffic cameras to track the vehicle but lost sight of it. The authorities then issued an alert in an attempt to move the vehicle.

Authorities found the vehicle in Northfield and a second pursuit began when the vehicle drove into Faribault. Witnesses told officers they saw the suspect park the vehicle and officers arrived to make the arrest. Police say the officer in the police cruiser who was struck by the suspect’s vehicle was not injured.

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