3 juveniles arrested after chase, crash at Federal Reserve in Minneapolis

A police pursuit involving a stolen SUV ended early Wednesday morning when the vehicle crashed into the Federal Reserve building in Minneapolis.

Golden Valley police say an officer pulled the vehicle over on Highway 169 at Cedar Lake Road overnight before it fled. Police pursued it until the SUV turned into a dead-end street and then tried to ram a patrol car. It then continued north to Interstate 394 and east into Minneapolis before officers disabled the vehicle near North First Avenue and Azine Alley, outside the Federal Reserve building.

Police say a patrol car also crashed into the barriers that protect the building.

A 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS photographer captured footage of the crash’s aftermath at around 1 a.m. Wednesday. The cruiser’s front end was heavily damaged with the airbags deployed. A white SUV with its door ajar was also seen nearby.

After the crash, three juveniles started to run away but were arrested a short time later. Police also found two handguns and learned the vehicle had been stolen from Minneapolis.

They were all booked on various felony charges and a warrant, according to police.

The department added that the pursuing officer suffered minor injuries and was evaluated at a hospital. The squad that crashed was totaled but the Federal Reserve building wasn’t damaged.

A Golden Valley Police Department cruiser crashed in downtown Minneapolis.