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Driver crashes in Maplewood after pursuit with police, refuses to cooperate with officers

May 22, 2019 05:31 AM

After officers located a stolen vehicle, the driver fled, crashed and is refusing to cooperate with police in Maplewood Tuesday night. 

St. Paul police spokesperson Steve Linders said there is a large police presence and people should avoid the area of the residence located at 1766 Sylvan Street in Maplewood, where the driver crashed.

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The suspect is said to be armed and is refusing to leave the vehicle.

KSTP reporter Beth McDonough at the scene says a few homes in the area have been evacuated and the St. Paul, Maplewood and Roseville police departments are all at the scene.

According to a source at the scene, the suspect is armed with a handgun. A crisis negotiator is on his way to the scene, and the SWAT team is active as well.

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