UPDATE: from Northfield Police Chief Monte Nelson:
Shortly before 8:30 p.m. on Monday, March 25, Northfield Officers assisted with the termination of a vehicle pursuit and arrest of two individuals near Highway 3 and Heritage Dr..
A vehicle pursuit was initiated near Faribault. The pursuit continued on Interstate 35 north and then into Dundas with Faribault Police, Rice County Sheriff’s Office, and Dundas Police taking part in the pursuit. Stop Sticks were deployed near Dundas and the vehicle eventually stopped near Hwy 3 and Heritage Dr.
The male driver fled the vehicle and was immediately taken into custody. Police believe the driver had a warrant for his arrest.
There was one male passenger in the vehicle. The male passenger refused to exit the vehicle, was acting suspiciously, was potentially armed with an edged weapon, and was using drugs and/or suffering mental health issues.
Officers from the South Metro SWAT team responded with a Bearcat/armored vehicle. Chemical irritants were delivered inside the vehicle and officers were eventually able to take the passenger into custody.
Faribault Police transported the driver to Rice County Jail. The passenger was transported by ambulance to a hospital for evaluation.
NOTE: KYMN will contact Faribault PD tomorrow for any additional information they may be able to release.
A pursuit, believed to have started in Faribault ended in Northfield sometime around 8:20 this evening. While few complete details are available, there were 2 suspects in a vehicle that ended in the area of Hwy 3 and Cannon Lane by the James Gang Coffee House. While the driver was taken into custody shortly after being stopped, the passenger was uncooperative. With reports of weapons inside the vehicle, law enforcement deployed the Bearcat, an armored vehicle. They used multiple options and finally took the 2nd suspect into custody sometime around 8:50pm Again, not all the details are available but KYMN is monitoring the situation and Police Chief Monte Nelson will be releasing initial information soon. From what we understand, there were no injuries.