Suspect in North Branch Carjacking is Dead, Authorities Say

July 10, 2017 01:24 PM

Authorities have confirmed the suspect in a carjacking Monday morning in North Branch is dead.

A press conference on the matter was scheduled for later Monday afternoon in Harris, where a car matching the license plate authorities has been searching for was located by Chopper 5.

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UPDATE: Suspect Dead, Child Safe After North Branch Carjacking, Authorities Say

Earlier Monday, the Chisago County Sheriff's Department reported an officer-involved shooting. The department tweeted additional details would be released shortly.

It all comes after authorities first reported a vehicle theft and carjacking which occurred near the 37900 block of Greenway Avenue Monday morning.

In a post to the department's Facebook page, North Branch police said the suspect - described as a white male between 40 and 55 years old with a scruffy beard and shaggy hair possibly in a pony tail - may have had a small child with him.

North Branch police confirmed the child was found safely.

The stolen vehicle was described as a black 2014 Chevy Impala with Minnesota license plate 832PUV. Chopper 5 later located a car matching that license plate on the side of a field at 5401 460th Street in Harris.

The suspect is also alleged to have displayed a handgun. 

The sheriff's department tweeted the suspect drove through a backyard, over a fence and on to Interstate 35.

This is a breaking news story. Check back with KSTP for updates throughout the day. 

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Katherine Johnson and Frank Rajkowski

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